Susan Rice has withdrawn her name for consideration as the next Secretary of State. The liberal pundits are out en mass, with Andrea Mitchell, playing the ‘ol race card, stating “A woman of color has been forced out”. (emphasis mine)
As reported by NBC news:
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 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.”
Rice has come under sustained criticism from Republicans both for her handling of questions about the attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi.
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 is no shock. As arrogant as Obama is, and his tendency to act like a Dictator, I admit it is a tad shocking that he didn’t attempt to ram her confirmation through–but then there is Benghazi. Did the cabal surrounding Obama make it clear that the Rice confirmation hearings would stir the pot called Benghazi? Seems stories on Benghazi are fading, and that is just how the Regime wants it. Reflecting on the Rice Sunday show debacle, its Hillary Clinton who seems to have been the savvy Politician. Clinton has traveled out of the Country and been silent mostly on the Benghazi issue—she sure KNEW not to be available for those Sunday shows.
Well, gang, it looks like John Kerry, that stellar liberal with the “Swift Boat” controversy will be the likely Secretary of State.