**Promoted from TAM Wire. Posted by CZ Four Five Five**
Working Title: 60 Minutes, Rehabilitation
INT: 2 person interview. 2 camera shot. Camera lighting is warm, earth tones and amber light. It could be day or night, the brown curtains are drawn. The exterior is not seen. Inside the room are 2 chairs that face each other, and we find an interviewer, Lesley Stahl from 60 Minutes, asking Questions of President Obama’s NSA Adviser Susan Rice.
It’s been a long day; the two main characters are tired after watching Susan’s young daughter play soccer earlier that day. Where, conveniently, it is alleged that Susan received a phone call from Secretary of State Kerry. Exposition that Susan is really busy is complete by WH standards. We can only assume.
Camera 1: Lesley knows this interview is over, a waste of her time, but Steve Kroft misplaced his fluffier gloves and she was chosen by the Producers to perform. As the good White house Press agent she is, Lesley dutifully begins their rehearsed and practiced routine.
Lesley Stahl: But the questions keep coming. When someone heard that I was going to be talking to you they said, “You have to ask her why Hillary Clinton didn’t do the interview that morning.” Did she, did she smell trouble?
[Camera 2 Soft Focus on Rice: as practiced she begins to speak and does what she does best.]
Susan Rice: She had just gone through an incredibly painful and stressful week. Secretary Clinton, as our chief diplomat, had to reach out to the families, had to greet the bodies upon their arrival at Andrews Air Force Base. If I were her, the last thing I would have wanted to do is five Sunday morning talk shows. So I think it’s perfectly understandable–
[Camera 1: Full face shot of Lesley ….But not too close for the love of God]
Lesley Stahl: So when they asked you –
[Quick, cut back to Susan on Camera 2]
Susan Rice: So when the White House asked me, I agreed to do it.
[Camera-1 Lesley shows a slight knowing smile]
Lesley Stahl: Do you ever think, “Gee, I wish I hadn’t done that.” You know, if you hadn’t done that, I’d be calling you Madam Secretary of State maybe.
[Camera 2: A knowing smile, Susan knows the interview is over. And, soon their practiced WH fluff piece is over. She smiles and delivers her scripted tag line].
Susan Rice: Well, you can call me Susan.
INT. Fade to black… bring up sound of ticking clock
INT. Shot is black, And Scene. Go to commercial.
(60 Minutes is now back in the graces of the WH. All hail the Messiah. And, Hillary was exposed as being overwhelmed and unable to function as Secretary of Sate in September 2012 and weeks after Benghazi. OH, wait, that’s not what we wanted to portray was it?)