I hate to say it, but I believe this is a good thing.
Embattled U.N. envoy Susan Rice is dropping out of the running to be the next secretary of state after months of criticism over her Benghazi comments, she told NBC News on Thursday.
“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,” Rice wrote in a letter to President Obama, saying she’s saddened by the partisan politics surrounding her prospects.
“That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country…Therefore, I respectfully request that you no longer consider my candidacy at this time,” she wrote in the letter obtained by NBC News.
I think this is for the best, I happen to be a supporter of the Military and I found the actions of this woman and the President to be totally inexcusable. Yes, I happen to believe that there was a cover-up and a rush to blame that lame movie that mocked Islam; which in fact, was not the cause of the embassy attack. It was, in fact, a coordinated attack on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
I happen to think that John Kerry would be an excellent choice for the job and I hope that President Obama does the right and very smart thing and chooses him.
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