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  •  Interesting if Obama goes with Rice at State (4+ / 0-)

    since it will obviously be controversial and turn it into a witch hunt over Benghazi. Perhaps, knowing that he can't avoid a fight over it no matter what, he figures why not double down and force Repubs to explain to the country why a well-qualified nominee isn't fit for the job because of one still to be fully investigated screwup? I.e. make them spend their political capital early, and big.

    Remember, the house, where the GOP is stronger than in the senate, doesn't get to hold confirmation hearings. Sorry, Darrell.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 05:40:44 PM PST

    •  A small quibble. Susan Rice did not screw-up (10+ / 0-)

      on Benghazi.  She made comments on Sunday morning shows based on talking points provided to her by the administration.  The screw-up was from the intelligence officials who provided her with the information.  It's not the U.N. ambassador's job to investigate attacks on embassies.  She would be well-qualified for the position and would be a great secretary of state.

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