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Susan Rice withdraws name from consideration for secretary of state

Via the Washington Post:

United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice has pulled her name out of consideration for nomination as the next secretary of state. 

“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,” Rice wrote in a letter to President Obama first obtained by NBC News. “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.” 

President Obama responded in a statement of his own, saying that he is “grateful” that Rice will continue to serve as ambassador to the United Nations and as a “key member” of his national security team. 

This was as predictable as the sun rising in the east. There’s no way Obama and others in his administration — 2016 presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton comes to mind — wanted Rice to go before a Senate committee and publicly answer questions about the Administration’s handling of Benghazi. By virtue of Rice withdrawing her name, Obama wins on two counts. First, he continues to keep the Libya-Benghazi scandal swept safely under the rug (with the aid of the media, of course). Second, he won’t be forced to justify nominating someone other than Rice to his kook liberal base, who’ve made it clear to Obama that they want him to nominate her if for no other reason than they don’t want Obama to capitulate to those evil Republicans who, naturally, only oppose Rice because she’s black. So I guess that makes John Kerry, who (I’m told) served in Vietnam, the frontrunner now.

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  • GetWhatYouPayFor

    Too bad, because John McCain saw her confirmation hearings as his fountain of youth. I will miss the show.

  • Lennart Bilén

    WW III is at hand, expect fission.
    Secret “CIA annex”; its mission:
    Arm the “brothers” in Syria!
    Susan Rice the Valkyria.
    Blame a tape and deceive; her commission.

  • imo123


  • excopconservative

     “That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country

    Translation – "There’s no way I’ll get confirmed with my personal and political history."

  • Jthom26837

     I was going to say ‘COOOOL!!!’ But like it states above, The Benghazi scandal will now be swept under the rug, shelved. What a dsgrace!! Well, at least this is another royal pain in the butt we can all do without.

    I Stand with Sarah Palin!!!

  • devitor

     Good news and those of us who predicted NO on her getting this job, we’re now 1 out of 15….

    • Ken

      I said YES, so I guess I got that one wrong.  Oh well.  I’ll gladly take it.

  • Reynolds88

    Mainly, Hillary gets a bye. 

    Sadly, John McCain is still enraptured by HRC.

    I do wonder if Sarah Palin will ever run again for public office?  I would support her over any other republican for president in 2016 so I suppose I will just wait and see.

  • nkthgreek

    Rice is cooked.

  • Brian

    What does it matter, Hilary is the most inept person ever to hold office. Could not be any worse. Everyone that works with Obama is the worst to ever hold that job,

    • Mutaman

      And he was still good enough to kick Sarah’s ass. What does that say?

  • IndieDogg

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I was almost certain John Kerry was white. Doesn’t that disqualify him?

  • Suki Pero

    Quitter.  :-)  It’s a lie that it’s costly and disruptive.  I want to see every one of her emails.  Sound familiar all you lefties out there?

  • friskyness

    Those evil democrats……wake me in 4 years, when all this "evil" is over………..that’s what I say daily……………………..

  • angeleno

    Poor Obama, he’s lost another skirt to hide under. How ‘s the view down there, jerkoff? Don’t let Moochelle catch you, she’ll your ass like the sissy you are.

  • wodiej

    Beep, beep.

  • bellagrazi16

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer gal. Guess now we get John "why the long face" Kerry for Sec. of State.

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