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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:30 PM

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A few thoughts on the news about Susan Rice:

{1} I agree with a post by Will Pitt, that it is likely that President Obama spoke to her about stepping aside before she did so.

{2} I believe that Rice was “qualified” for the job of Secretary of State. The idea that members of the republican party would say otherwise is obscene, considering their last choice under Cheney-Bush.

{3} I think that Rice’s investments in “energy” alone should have been enough for her to remove herself from consideration for this position.

{4} I personally would not and could not support her for this position, because her positions are too often identical with those of the neoconservative movement.

{5} I suspect that the republican party made a significant error in opposing her, because she played -- at very most -- a minor role in the issue they ranted about. Thus, it appears to many people that their opposition was based upon her being a black female.

{6} I think that John Kerry would be a decent option; more, I think that there are several democratic MA candidates who could win his seat in the Senate. Likewise, I think there are other good options for Secretary of State within the Democratic Party.

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