Hey Susie, now that the Benghazi debacle and coverup have exposed your idiotic incompetence, you can top this off by resigning as Ambassador to the UN.

It is also possible this theatre involving Rice was a distraction to get people thinking John Kerry would be a good idea for SecState. As thought we get only one veto. But you knw how the Repubs are, they’ll probably approve of Kerry with open arms.

Susan Rice withdraws from State consideration, leaves Benghazi questions hanging

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice announced Thursday that she is withdrawing from consideration as the next Secretary of State. Unfortunately, her withdrawal will only further obscure the truth of what happened during the September 11 Benghazi terrorist attack.

The withdrawal was a smart, calculated move by Rice, who would have faced staunch opposition and stiff questioning from Republican senators about Benghazi and the four Americans who died there.

Opposition to Rice’s potential nomination for the top State Department position mounted when she made the worst blunder of her political career, strenuously defending a false explanation of the terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission.

Rice conveyed the White House “talking points” to America on five Sunday talk shows, declaring that an Internet video was the reason the attack occurred.

She stuck to these “talking points,” either because she didn’t know what was in the classified intelligence briefings, or because she was more interested in being a good soldier for the Obama administration than in the truth. Neither speaks well of Rice, especially if she were considered for as prestigious and crucial a position as Secretary of State.

In spite of his vocal support for Rice, President Obama is probably pleased with the announcement, as his administration’s failure to respond to the terrorist attack would have been a major focus of a confirmation hearing, putting the events in Benghazi under sustained public scrutiny. In the course of a confirmation hearing, Rice would have been compelled to testify under oath about the events in Benghazi, shedding light on the Obama Administration’s inadequate preparation and response to the attack.

Additional Coverage:

Susan Rice: Why I made the right call

Breitbart: NBC’s Chuck Todd: Susan Rice a Victim of Conservative ‘Advocacy Media’

And one f the more astute Tweets on the situation this evening from Charles Cook of the National Review:

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  1. Shifra says:

    Yay! Rice is cooked. Or toast. Or something…

    She and hubby have a net worth of approximately 44 million dollars. And their portfolio is so problematic, with so many conflicts-of-interest, that the Senate confirmation would have been very interesting to watch. Darn, I had my popcorn and beverage all ready for the circus/spectacle. It would have been a good show.

    Secretary of State Candidate Has a Major Financial Stake in Canadian Tar Sands http://www.onearth.org/article/susan-rice-obama-secretary-state-tar-sands-finances

  2. sourkraut says:

    Rice bailed because she and the DB knew she would be grilled under oath about Benghazi during the confirmation hearings. We can’t have that now can we? I also believe the Swifties will be back to call Kerry on the carpet. His confirmation will not be easy? The first question should be..John, when did you realize you are an anti semite? But first we have to send our Repub senators a box of little blue pills.

  3. JHSII says:

    Sorry Shifra, but I disagree – if her confirmation had gone to the Senate then Harry “Third Reich” Reid would have pulled out all the stops to keep the Republicans from asking any tough questions – and that assumes that the spelunking Republicans in the Senate would have asked any tough questions in the first place. Remember; while the Republican nominee gets the high-tech lynching, the democrat nominee usually sails right through…

  4. Dave says:

    Great! Now we need to get Bohner to resign for the good of the country.

  5. Kitten says:

    What is this? Will we ever get any answers on Benghazi? I’m with you, Shifra. I was looking “foward” to those confirmation hearings, if only for the sheer circus entertainment and fodder potential.

    Ok, so we got no Rice (or toast), is Hillary still sick, or will we have to wait 4 years to get her to speak of it? Oh, and they’ve got the survivors of Benghazi hiding in a cave somewhere on lock down. We have 4 dead American patriots and we still don’t know who gave the order to “Stand Down” (although I’m pretty sure we can guess in one try who did this).

    Well, maybe Rice will go back to her old stomping ground at the Brookings Institute where she can further screw up our foreign policy and take her revenge on the GOP and American peoples.

    The blatant coverup is just staggering. It’s like Tammy said, you gotta keep laughing at all this crap to keep from losing your sanity from all the hypocrisy! (paraphrase)

    I’ll take the small victory.

  6. Alain41 says:

    Administration’s mantra for the last 4 years – Bush’s fault. Mantra for next 4 years – GOP’s fault.

  7. LJZumpano says:

    So BHO left Rice blowing in the wind until she finally felt the chill. Not unusual for him, but I am really pissed off at the nerve of Andrea Mitchell who is certainly old enuf to have felt the pain of true bias against women and minorities to even suggest this was a gender/race attack by those who disagreed about making Rice SoS. I do not expect the likes of the Chuck Todds of this world to get it, poor baby, he isn’t old enuf to understand what the Civil Rights and Women’s Rights movement was up against. He did not live through it, but Andrea did. She knows, and yet she willingly spread a hateful and deceitful lie. It is more than a disappointment for those of us women who when constantly told “You can’t do that ’cause you’re a girl”, were able to point to Andrea, and Barbara Walters, and say oh yes we can and we will. We stood on their shoulders, but watching them fall down, we are determined not to be dragged down with them.

  8. Sharkbait says:

    I don’t understand all the fuss. The whole idea of sending her out to lie about Benghazi was that she could be sacrificed more readily than Hillary. So she went out, lied, and was sacrificed. Mission accomplished.

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