Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Rachel Maddow puts her finger on the REAL reason for the constant GOP attacks on Ambassador Susan Rice.
Yesterday Rachel only confirmed that theory for me.
And then today Susan Rice met with Republican Senator Susan Collins, who then brought up a whole new set of reasons for NOT supporting Rice's appointment as Secretary of State:
Collins also noted that Rice was working at the State Department in 1998 — and was the assistant secretary for African Affairs — when U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed. Requests for additional security at both outposts had been denied and Collins said she asked Rice on Wednesday whether she had been involved in those decisions.
“She [Rice] said she would have to refresh her memory, but that she was not directly involved in turning down the request,” Collins said. But the senator said Rice must have been aware of the requests.
So to be clear, now that they are losing traction with the Benghazi excuse for questioning Susan Rice's qualifications, they are now going ALL the way back to 1998 to find a reason.
And if that were not enough of a tell, then Collins followed that statement up with this:
"I think John Kerry would be an excellent appointment and will be easily confirmed by his colleagues."
And there you have it. The argument now is that Susan Rice is a deeply flawed candidate, for a number of evolving hard to define reasons, but damn that John Kerry, who the Republicans have NEVER supported for ANYTHING, sure makes a fine choice for Secretary of State. And what a coinky dink, his appointment also opens up a very valuable Senate seat.
Give me a fucking break! This could not be more obvious if they had "We want John Kerry's Senate seat!" tattooed on their foreheads.