Susan E. Rice, the current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is President Obama’s top choice for national security adviser, political insiders say.
Mrs. Rice is the “far-and-away” favorite for Thomas Donilon’s spot, The Guardian reports, citing other media.
Mrs. Rice faced political fire as Mr. Obama’s candidate of choice for secretary of state, mostly over her role in explaining the administration’s response to the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead. She has maintained a quiet image since then.
But insiders say she soon could reappear on the national political scene.
Mr. Donilon might be out, and she might be in, The Guardian reports. Some insiders, unnamed in the report, say she could be recommended for the national security adviser spot before the end of this year.
Gee another chance for the Republicans to try and get a little more mileage out of the Benghazi attacks. They will be thrilled.
Somehow I doubt that THIS time it will get very much traction, as most people, with the exception of Lindsey Graham and John McCain of course, have moved on.
Still I would be surprised if they did not take this opportunity to puff out their chests and act like tough guys since they always seem to feel so emboldened when attacking a woman.
Update: As others have pointed out, and I was remiss in leaving out, this position does NOT require Senate confirmation, which means that though these conservative buffoons will surely complain and kvetch on Fox News ultimately they will have little impact on her appointment.