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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    No, I don't expect the GOP to stop talking about it, but a confirmation hearing would have brought greater attention to it. Apparently something the Obama administration doesn't want
    Like I said in my previous post, no matter whether Rice is in the picture or not the GOP won't stop bringing attention to it, so her stepping down doesn't mean the administration doesn't want to face scrutiny. They will no matter what and it won't be any different than if she was the sec of defense candidate or not.

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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    time to bring Colin Powell back to his old job

    that appointment would help our nation and would also be a wise political move by Obama
    I don't think he would even if asked to.

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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    For those who are interested, Ambassador Rice's letter can be seen here: http://images.politico.com/global/20...er_letter.html

    It is unfortunate that Ambassador Rice could not have had an opportunity to be evaluated on the merits of what she had to offer. She is just the latest casualty of an often toxic atmosphere in which political differences have become personalized to the extent that those differences displace objectivity and adversely impact political appointments and policy decisions.

    Ambassador Rice is correct that the position of Secretary of State should not be "politicized." She understands that politicizing the nation's top diplomatic post in particular and foreign policy in general would disconnect that policy from the nation's interests on which it should be grounded. Such an outcome would be exploited by the nation's enemies. She also understands that a tough confirmation fight could divert the nation's policy makers from tackling other pressing matters related to the country's fiscal imbalances, economy, and need for immigration reform.

    Her Senate foes attacked her unfairly strictly because she stayed on script with the message the Intelligence community provided her. There's no courage in attacking a messenger who had nothing to do with the development of the Intelligence Community's assessment, much less the policy choices related to the Consulate in Benghazi. In contrast, she displayed a sense of courage in asking the President not to consider her for a position that only few in the nation's foreign policy community can ever hope to attain.

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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    What a shame. I have the sense that she would be a great SoS. This now will make John Kerry the top choice, but that will leave his seat open for Scott Brown.


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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    If he were smart he'd nominate a moderate republican, but since he is a democrat, I suspect he will first look for the most minority candidate he can find with a heart-beat. I think it would be a mistake to take Kerry out of the Senate politically for the WH (even though I HATE the guy)
    Don't know about SoS but SoD looks to be Republican white guy.

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    Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    I hope whoever he nominates is as competent and effective as Hillary. she has done a great job.
    What exactly was great about her job? She was ordinary in my opinion with a lot of travel and nothing noteworthy to point at as an accomplishment.
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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    There are three reasons Susan dropped out, Benghazi, Benghazi and BENGHAZI! obama wants this to go away before the facts come out.

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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    What a shame. I have the sense that she would be a great SoS. This now will make John Kerry the top choice, but that will leave his seat open for Scott Brown.
    The choice of Kerry is absolutely absurd. This is a man who has terminal foot in mouth disease. He says dumb ****. The fact that republicans blatantly overlook his out of control mouth shows that they have absolutely no interest in anything but kerry's seat being vacated and they are not out for what is best for our country. Yet another act of spoiled childishness by the party of spoiled children. Obama should pull Kerry off the list because he has a job to do right now. It is a job he was elected for and a job he should be left in. i also think there are far better people out there for a heavily diplomatic position where foot in mouth disease can cause lots of trouble for everyone. Seriously, let Hillary retire and ask Bill. He is far more likable than kerry, he speaks much better, and he knows what he is doing. Not to mention it would make the republicans **** their collective pants.

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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    There are three reasons Susan dropped out, Benghazi, Benghazi and BENGHAZI! obama wants this to go away before the facts come out.
    I assume that's why he spoke so highly of her, vehemently defended her record at numerous press events and challenged congressional members to reexamine their prior evalution of Rice, all well after the Benghazi fiasco. Not exactly a covert approach.

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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    There are three reasons Susan dropped out, Benghazi, Benghazi and BENGHAZI! obama wants this to go away before the facts come out.
    You misspelled Kerry's seat, kerry's seat, Kerry's seat. There is no actual secret, nor any actual caring for the dead in benghazi by the republicans or their fanboys. This is all for a second chance at a MA senate seat.

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