The Susan Rice farce continues anon. I remain gobsmacked that John McCain’s
personal pique is driving the whole story as well as getting Senators who
allegedly know better involved. The Senator in question is Maine’s
Susan Collins. I am avoiding the usual modifier applied to her,
“moderate,” because I’m not buying it, and I’m sick and tired of
hearing her called a moderate when on vote after vote after vote, she toes
the party line. The late Senator Jake Javits of Noo Yawk was a genuine
GOP moderate, Senator Collins is not. That is why she is malaka of the week.
Collins has added *another* specious concern to this mess: Rice’s role in the aftermath of 1998 bombings
in Tanzania and Kenya when she worked for the Clinton administration. This is preposterous: it never came up when
Rice was nominated for her UN post and Senator Moderate Malaka voted *for* Rice
but now it suddenly matters.
I don’t give Collins’ complaints about Rice’s “political role”
after the Benghazi fiasco any weight whatsoever. I have a policy of
disregarding and mocking any pol who criticizes someone else for playing
politics. Every act by every administration is political even when they deny
it. There is no separation between politics and government, and there never has
been, and never will be.
The worst that can be said about Ambassador Rice’s alleged offense is that
she lied for her country and her President, which she didn’t, and even if she
had, it is the essence of diplomacy. Just ask Henry Kissinger.
I was strongly in favor of John Kerry being appointed as the master of the Foggy
Bottom bureaucracy; until this week, that is. I think the President needs to go
ahead and appoint Rice, and fight for her nomination unless she declines it in
disgust. Who could blame her?
Hell, I’m not even one of those people who believes in the Scott Brown
restoration theory as the explanation for this surreal episode. That’s too
rational. This whole thing reeks of the irrationality and personal pique that
drives every action by Senator Walnuts. I think he’s predominantly pissed off
at Rice because she made her comments on a Sunday show. That’s McCain’s safe
place, y’all. I admit that that’s a crazy notion but who’s crazier and pettier
than John McCain?
Senator Collins, you ought to be ashamed of yourself for stooping to McCain
and Little Lindsey’s level when even Holy Joe would not go along with them. I
used to think you were okay, but now I see you for what you are: a fake
moderate and a real malaka.