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  •  Not only was HE asked, but HE withdrew. (8+ / 0-)

    Odd, he gets the credit (plus the activists), but not the administration.

    stay together / learn the flowers / go light - Gary Snyder

    by Mother Mags on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 08:47:46 AM PST

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    •  I suspect (2+ / 0-)
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      poligirl, Pluto

      it was one of those situations where the unacceptable candidate is given his or her choice of how the "withdrawal" will be publicly explained.

      That' not only SOP in most of these cases, it's also much more gracious.  I'm guessing this thing didn't play out behind closed doors the way it is in public.

      Remember, Susan Rice also "withdrew" with a very similarly phrased explanation: I don't want my participation/nomination to get in the way of the POTUS' agenda/the purpose of the event.

      Boilerplate stuff, mostly.

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 01:34:52 PM PST

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