A Shame: Susan Rice Removes Her Name From Secretary Of State Pool

December 14, 2012  |  

Source: Wenn.com

After months of slander from the Republican party about her response to the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Susan Rice, the current United States Ambassador to the United Nations, has decided to withdraw her name from the consideration of the Secretary of State.

In a letter to President Obama, Rice said that she decided to remove her name from the running because her confirmation process would be a distraction from the real issues. “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.” 

The president accepted her decision.

Rice, who graduated from Stanford University with honors, is a Rhodes scholar and earned a master’s and Ph.D. from Oxford University has been described as “not bright” by Republican senator John McCain.

On December 10, it was announced that McCain joined the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which is charge of screening the Secretary of State nominee.

It seems that Rice felt McCain’s presence on this committee would make the whole confirmation proceeding messy. In her letter to the president, she said: “The position of Secretary of State should never be politicized.”

After hearing the news that Rice withdrew her name, Senator McCain thanked her for her service but said he would continue to seek the facts.

It’s rumored that aside from Rice, senator and former presidential hopeful, John Kerry, was President Obama’s second choice.

What do you think about Rice’s decision to withdraw her name? Do you think it was the right move to make?



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  • UrbanWarrior

    I’m pissed. WTF is the president doing? Why didn’t he more actively, even behind the scenes, making life difficult for those who didn’t back his choice. I guarantee you that if this were Bush, he would make them suffer and unleash the hounds on them. Obama is starting off this term like he did last term and i’m not pleased. I’m waiting to see what he will do, when he will make a stand.

  • ncntrol

    She had to withdraw her name, she not qualified any way the debacle of how she handled the Rwanda genocide,the African embassies attacks and the Congo during the Clinton Administration came back to haunt her. There can be nothing attached to the Clinton name these next four years that will interfere with Hillary chances in 2016

    • urbanwarrior

      My last comment didn’t make it past the censors.. wow. There is an article that I tried to link that has some good points about who she is/ was with regard to the genocide in Rwanda, etc. It does not paint her in a flattering light, so you do have a point there. That being said, I think this was more about the president geting what he wants.. a la george bush.

      • ncntrol

        What does George Bush have to do with this?

  • Ladybug94

    I wouldn’t have withdrawn. McCain needs to resign his seat, his thought process was leaving him four years ago and it hasn’t gotten any better.

  • FromUR2UB

    Again, Senator McCain thought Sarah Palin was intelligent…

    I’m disappointed, but I guess she had to do what she thought was best.

  • Wow. Its unfortunate, but she Rice hit the nail on the head, this thing is getting politicized and the position shouldn’t be. Shame on John McCain for calling her “Not Bright”. This woman has more knowledge and no-how in her pinkey finger than John McCain will ever have.

  • clove8canela

    No! She’s incredibly intelligent and I wanted another black Secretary of State.