Rice Withdraws Potential Secretary of State Nomination
UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who disgraced herself after appearing on five morning shows on the Sunday after the Benghazi terrorist attacks and proclaiming that the attacks were nothing more than a spontaneous protest over a YouTube video gone wrong, has now withdrawn her name from consideration for a potential post as Secretary of State. President Obama had stated that he was considering her for the post.
Today, she told NBC News that she was dropping out. She wrote a letter to President Obama on the subject: “If nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly – to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities. That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country...Therefore, I respectfully request that you no longer consider my candidacy at this time.”
After Republicans questioned Rice’s consideration for the Secretary of State position based on her prevarication on the Sunday shows, President Obama blustered that Republicans should “go after me” – that after throwing Rice out there as his spokesperson, even though according to Obama she had no knowledge of the situation.
Rice blasted away at Republicans in her letter to Obama: ““The position of secretary of state should never be politicized. I’m saddened that we have reached this point, even before you have decided whom to nominate. We cannot afford such an irresponsible distraction from the most pressing issues facing the American people.”
It was Rice who politicized her position the moment she acted as a flack for the Obama re-election campaign rather than as a public official responsible to give the best information to the American public.
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), the same man who once suggested that only dumb soldiers got “stuck in Iraq,” will now be the frontrunner for the nomination.