A “Saddened” Susan Rice Drops Out of Running for Secretary of State

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She’s bowing out,  “saddened by the partisan politics surrounding her prospects”, NBC News reports:

Embattled U.N. envoy Susan Rice is dropping out of the running to be the next secretary of state after months of criticism over her Benghazi comments, she told NBC News on Thursday.

“If nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly – to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities,” Rice wrote in a letter to President Obama, saying she’s saddened by the partisan politics surrounding her prospects.

“That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country…Therefore, I respectfully request that you no longer consider my candidacy at this time,” she wrote in the letter obtained by NBC News.

Brian Williams will have an exclusive interview with Rice on tonight’s “Rock Center With Brian Williams” at 10p/9c.

Rice had been viewed as one of the front-runners to replace Hillary Clinton as the nation’s top foreign policy official.

She has been under intense fire from Republicans for initially characterizing the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, as a spur-of-the-moment response to a crude anti-Muslim film.

“What happened in Benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in Cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in Cairo, which were prompted, of course, by the video,” Rice said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” five days after the attack.

You know what’s really sad? That it’s considered “partisan politics” to call someone out for blatantly lying to the American people. It was, of course, well known by the time she went on the Sunday talk shows, on Sept 16, that there was no “copycat” demonstration in Benghazi on 9/11 and that it was an al Qaeda affiliated terrorist group that had  attacked  the compound.

And any anger she feels toward Republicans for her misfortune is misdirected. There is only one person she should be mad at for losing her the plum position of Sec. of State, and that’s the guy who sent her out there to lie on the Sunday talk shows like a ridiculous hack, making her ineligible for the job.

UPDATE:

3-2-1–Race-card!!!!

Who did not see this coming?

Dem Rep. Barbara Lee Plays Race Card On Susan Rice’s Withdrawal From Secretary Of State Nomination…

MSNBC Hack Andrea Mitchell First To Play The Race Card: Will Hurt GOP Because They “Forced A Woman Of Color Out”…

UPDATE II:

 Jonah Goldberg swings the mighty cluebat at race-hustling Dems:

And, because Rice is a black woman, well, bla, bla, bla. Racism! Sexism!

Never mind that Republicans haven’t had a white secretary of state since Lawrence Eagleburger concluded his term two decades ago. Never mind that Republicans appointed the first black secretary of state ever (Colin Powell) and the first black female secretary of state ever (Condoleezza Rice, arguably the star of the GOP convention in August). Also, never mind that Rice’s handling of Benghazi — and several other matters — can quite defensibly be dubbed incompetent

That doesn’t stop Democrats or liberal pundits from crying racism.

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8 Responses to “A “Saddened” Susan Rice Drops Out of Running for Secretary of State”

  1. Michelle Malkin » Susan Rice withdraws her name from Secretary of State consideration Says:

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  2. Truth2012 Says:

    Wow. The pride of these people is getting pretty incredible.

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  3. Geo Says:

    The handwriting was on the wall with this alleged nomination. It was going nowhere. They played every card they could deal, the race card, the sexist card and none of it worked or stuck. Suzie’s epitaph was etched in stone when the other Susie [Collins] came out against her. Then if she hadn’t gotten the message from that shot across her bow, the usual assortment of left wing loon organizations came out with the shovels to finish her.

    Watching Angria Mitch Greenspan today, I thought she was going to break down in tears as she took some final shots at the Republicans on this and now Williams will get another shot tonight.

    So now, we’ll have Thurston Heinz Howell instead.

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  4. nicedeb Says:

    Look on the bright side, Geo, at least now we’ll be able to slam Obama’s Sec. of State without being called racist or sexist.

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  5. Ralph Gizzip Says:

    We’re saddened you stepped up to the plate for your boss and lied to us on all 5 Sunday morning news shows. You may think you can get away with lying to the American Public but you know better than to lie to Congress under oath.

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  6. Geo Says:

    Deb, I kinda like the name calling from the loons on the left, I use it as a measure of effectiveness on any given issue. Republicans should think of them as merit badges, instead of hunkering down.

    I’m starting to get that uneasy feeling about the direction of any investigation regarding Benghazi. Hillary is playing Monte Hall saying well I’m not really sure if I’ll be there next week to testify, after all our “internal report” may not be completed by then. So says the State Department spokester Victoria “the brow” Nuland. Then there is that “other” rumor being floated by some that . . . . . . “well you know, this is a internal State Department investigation, and nobody is really entitled to it. We’ll give Congress a “summary” of it, if we can get it done in time.”

    I’d love to be a fly on the [closed room hearing] wall when the likes of King, Gowdy, Chaffez, Issa or Murphy are “informed” that they are not entitled to a copy of the investigation. This is the classic Charlie Brown and Lucy Football routine that the dims are trying to pull here. IF Hillary shows up, count on a closed door hearing on the matter, if she doesn’t show up nothing will be done [at the earliest] until the next Congress.

    So what are the odds, that the Republicans fall for yet another scheme from the dims on this issue? I say pretty good!

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  7. Carlos Says:

    Well, here it is, the 15th of December, and the news is out that Hillarious is resting at home quietly after “fainting” and getting a “concussion” from the resulting fall.

    But, just like her upstanding philanderer husband’s adventure into Bosnia to get the heat off, she has found a way to “legitimately” avoid perjury or casting a shadow over the savior that she works for.

    Which occurs to me: When did administrations and their employees stop working for the people and country and start working for each particular president? Shouldn’t their first priority be the country and the people, which are quite separate from the president?

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