AP reports:

WASHINGTON (AP) β€” Colin Powell will have a role as a top presidential adviser in an Obama administration, the Democratic White House hopeful said Monday.

“He will have a role as one of my advisers,” Barack Obama said on NBC’s “Today” in an interview aired Monday, a day after Powell, a four-star general and President Bush’s former secretary of state, endorsed him.

Now we know why Powell endorsed Obama. It’s not because he’s black; it’s because Powell is a brown-nose.