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  •  The point is the President publically praised Rice (1+ / 0-)
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    Mebby

    For him to then ask her to declare that she refuse to accept his nomination should he decide to give it to her, would be the height of hypocrisy.

    Again, he has said over and over how stellar she is.... Then behind the scenes tell her to write some letter declaring she would not accept his nomination?? It does not make sense....

    This would certainly damage his reputation should such a thing be divulged, and, even if you don't believe the President is possessing of basic ethics, he is certainly much smarter than that....

    •  and she said today in an interview (1+ / 0-)
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      NedSparks

      with an emotionally clear (to me) expression of pleasure that she would have loved to be SOS. For someone in her field, it's the pinnacle, and of course she'd like to do it, but she agreed that she liked her current position, too.

      She's a professional and for the sake of the country and her President, she decided not to seek the nomination.

      Who needs it - it was a fact-less attack by feckless people.. Someone with smarts and an excellent track record and much more to do would not likely hang herself up in squabbling with people who were committed to NO.. and to politicizing what was not political.

      If anyone made Benghazi political, it was ol' Mitt with his leap onto the soap box, jumping the gun on the official announcement, and dragging a nasty situation into the political maelstrom.

      Wish we had some attack dogs on our side to go after them...

      "There's nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires." - President Obama

      by fhcec on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 09:52:17 PM PST

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