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UN Ambassador Susan Rice has formally withdrawn her name from consideration to be the next Secretary of State. She will remain in her current position.
Despite the strong support of President Obama, Rice could never escape the fact that she repeatedly said the attacks in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 were a spontaneous reaction to the anti-Muslim YouTube video as opposed to a terrorist attack. This did not inspire public confidence nor did she in subsequent meetings inspire the confidence of key members of the Senate especially that of Susan Collins.
The liberal media portrayed the criticisms of Rice as part of “the war on women” targetting John McCain and Lindsey Graham for scorn. But if Rice had been nominated, it would have been interesting to see what role Collins would have played during the confirmation hearings.
In her letter to Obama, Rice stated, “The position of secretary of state should never be politicized.”
Of course, what she really means is that Republicans have no right to criticize the public statements of a cabinet official in a Democratic administration.
President Obama decried the “unfair and misleading attacks” on Rice but in reality he is breathing a sigh of relief. As long as Rice was under consideration, it kept Benghazi in the public arena. Perhaps not on the front page but still a part of the public discourse. Now that Rice is out of the picture, Benghazi will be joining her.
Chances are Obama will now appoint John Kerry who will be easily confirmed. The Senate isn’t going reject one of their own.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?