Susan Rice Exits Consideration For Secretary Of State

Today U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice announced she is removing herself from consideration for secretary of state.

EXCLUSIVE: Susan Rice drops out of running for secretary of state; cites ‘very disruptive’ confirmation process:

“Today, I made the decision that it was the best thing for our country, for the American people that I not continue to be considered by the president for nomination of secretary of state,” Rice told NBC’s Brian Williams.

“I didn’t want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting and very disruptive because there are so many things we need to get done as a country and the first several months of a second term president’s agenda is really the opportunity to get the crucial things done.”

I don’t have much to say about this other than to offer my first reaction that stomping your feet until you get your way pays off in Washington D.C. Republicans have proven once again that making complete asses of themselves while acting like petulant children is a successful way to meet ideological goals or worse, effect political revenge. And this time around it results in a qualified person removing herself from consideration for an important post. I’m talking to you John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

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  • Steve

    As a liberal, I agree with your assessment that the squeaky wheel gets the grease (i.e. Republicans), but as a liberal I also can’t say that I”m sad to see her go. She had a lot of disturbing ties/conflicts of interests to oil companies and the Keystone Pipeline, among other things, making further destruction of our environment in the name of higher corporate profits almost a certainty if she’d gotten the job.

    • Krys

      Agreed.

    • There might be reasons on their own merits to oppose her nomination, but the Republican opposition was based on a lie.