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  •  Liberals and their short-sightedness (1+ / 0-)
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    Sophie Amrain

    I have said it before and was attacked, and will say it again: I have it on good authority from friend on the Hill that Kerry loyalists orchestrated leaks to liberal writers over the last month. (One of them being a former Newsweek/Daily Beast writer as I said before).

    It's not the right, but the lack of support from the left which is forcing this withdrawal. Because Republicans can now use liberals to bash Rice publicly.

    Sure, I am a liberal, and would like immediate end to Gitmo and the Afghan war, deep cuts in our Nuclear arsenal, and so on. But the idea that we trash Susan Rice because she basically executed Obama's foreign policy is not only silly but filthy. And it actually weakens Obama on foreign policy and closing Gitmo. Sometimes liberals just foam at the mouth and shoot themselves in the foot.

    •  Hm... I Don't Know Any Criticism of Rice (3+ / 0-)
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      wader, mahakali overdrive, gramofsam1

      That wasn't based on pretty widely available information, so I'm not sure what it is the Kerry Loyalists were supposed to have leaked.

      Too Folk For You. - Schmidting in the Punch Bowl - verb - Committing an unexpected and underhanded political act intended to "spoil the party."

      by TooFolkGR on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 01:11:32 PM PST

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    •  Just what we need (3+ / 0-)
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      Jeff Y, NYFM, Sharoney

      Kerry resigning so himbo Scott Brown can have another kick at the can.

    •  I thought I read a couple weeks back (0+ / 0-)

      that she had some financial dealings with Keystone XL pipeline. If the SoS is the one deciding if it goes through, wouldn't that be a conflict of interest?

    •  Your friend on the hill (0+ / 0-)

      is eating up Republican BS.  Their strategy is so transparent it's laughable.  
      As I have suggested, Kerry should wait out his current term and Hillary stay on the job until he can step in in 2014.

      There are very few subjects which do not interest or fascinate me.

      by NYFM on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 02:38:03 PM PST

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      •  Possible (0+ / 0-)

        Sure, that is certainly possible, but I his information has since checked out. I have traced the former Newsweek/Daily Beast coumnist, currently elsewhere, who has been writing about Rice and is known to be close to Kerry aides. You can too if you do some research. I won't mention the name just because I do not have 100% proof and am ready to admit the small chance that it is still wrong despite checking out?

      •  As for Hillary (1+ / 0-)
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        sidnora

        She wants about 1-2 years to rest before she decides to run. No way she stays on.

      •  Not happening. (0+ / 0-)

        I wish Obama would nominate someone else, mostly because I don't want Kerry's seat opening up, but I'd feel bad for Kerry if that happened, and I also think it would be a loss for the nation. He so obviously wants the job, and is so well suited for it.

        And while I'm no big Clinton fan, even I can say that she has put in her time as the good soldier, and then some. She's earned the right to do whatever she wishes at this point, including stepping down, and doing whatever she chooses (or nothing) afterwards.

        "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

        by sidnora on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:02:05 AM PST

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