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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:36 PM

Susan Collins just came out with a giant load of bullshit after talking to Susan Rice.

She not only blamed Susan Rice for the attacks on Benghazi but also the 1998 attacks in Nairobi. Plus...they now love John Kerry!

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Reply Susan Collins just came out with a giant load of bullshit after talking to Susan Rice. (Original post)
Walk away Nov 2012 OP
loudsue Nov 2012 #1
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #6
loudsue Nov 2012 #8
ProSense Nov 2012 #2
tularetom Nov 2012 #3
satxdem Nov 2012 #4
karynnj Nov 2012 #5
FarCenter Nov 2012 #7

Response to Walk away (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:41 PM

1. I love John Kerry, too. But republicans want him because he's a white male.

I think that's all they're looking at. Dr. Rice is perfectly qualified and has been working at the State Dept. through all of the latest struggles around the globe.

I want John Kerry to keep his place in the Senate. We need him there.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:51 PM

6. I don't think that's their motive

There has not been a white male Secretary of State in 15 years. These Republicans have voted for Powell, Condoleeza Rice, and some of them voted to confirm Clinton as well (maybe Albright too...not sure).

I think they might want Kerry to get the job, but it's because they want Scott Brown to be able to run for his Senate seat, not because they object to the post being filled by a black female or prefer a white male for the job.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:08 PM

8. It's probably a little of both. I'm sure they want that senate seat, though.

I sure as hell hope Obama sees the problem there.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:43 PM

2. She's up for re-election in 2014

Get rid of her like Snowe.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:43 PM

3. She must have found a horse's head in her bed last night

She's obviously no mensa member but I thought she was smart enough to figure out when she was being used.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:48 PM

4. I know.

I was completely stunned. Everything she said was utterly ridiculous, except the stuff about John Kerry. Asking Rice about the state department and security, as if she made the decision. Each time she said she should have learned from the 98 mistakes I wanted to scream.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:49 PM

5. Republicans in the Senate respecting Kerry is nothing new

He has worked often with Snowe and Collins very pleasantly. He impressed Graham when they worked on climate change - especially when Kerry was willing to call T bone Pickens because it would help the bill. McCain has long respected Kerry and in 2000 mentioned him as someone on the left he listened to on foreign policy. Many Republicans used superlatives to describe his masterful leadership on the START treaty. Corker praised him on that and on his work getting Kharzi to follow his country's election law. Lugar has always praised Kerry - as did former Senator John Warner.

The fact is that they would love the seat to be up - and likely even more that the Senate lose one of its best most persuasive Democratic voices. But, in spite of Kerry having been the Democratic nominee and a strong partisan voice in many elections, there is real respect for him as a person. Rice they don't know.

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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:56 PM

7. Background: African Embassy Bombings

 

Transcript

ELIZABETH FARNSWORTH: We are joined now by Susan Rice, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. Thank you for being with us. Could you bring us up to date and give us the most recent casualty figures, since we're getting different figures from different sources for both embassies, both cities.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/africa/july-dec98/bomb_8-7.html

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