Secretary of State Frontrunner Susan Rice: 4 Things You Need to Know

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It looks like Susan Rice, US ambassador to the UN, is the rumored top pick to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Washington insiders say Massachusetts Senator John Kerry is also being considered for the cabinet spot, but it's Rice they believe is most likely to land the coveted gig.

So right about now, a lot of people are wondering who the heck this woman is. What are her qualifications? What is her background? And why do Republicans hate her so much? We have the answers. Here is everything you need to know about the person who may take Hillary's post.

  1. She is whip smart. The DC native attended Stanford University, where she became a Harry Truman scholar, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and earned a Rhodes scholarship. Later, she also enrolled at the University of Oxford in England, where she earned her masters and doctorate in international relations.  
  2. She has paid her dues. Rice began her government career in 1993 with the National Security Council as director of international organizations and peacekeeping. After a recommendation from her mentor Madeleine Albright, she became the assistant secretary for African affairs under President Clinton.
  3. The Republicans have it out for her. They take issue with her initial reaction to the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. With the intelligence she had at the time, she wrongly characterized it as a protest over an anti-Muslim video. "We will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination that's within our power as far as Susan Rice is concerned," Senator John McCain has said. Added South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, "I don't trust her."
  4. Barack has got her back. "If Sen. McCain and Sen. Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me," Obama told reporters. "And I'm happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the UN ambassador, who had nothing to do with Benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous."

Do you think Susan Rice is a good pick for Secretary of State?




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fleur... fleurdelys3110

And now obama wants to take responsibility for this? Well I guess he doesn't have a choice now since his administration already tried to force Hillary Clinton (for whom I have a lot of respect) to take the fall and that failed miserably.

nonmember avatar Theresa

Look at all this anger lol. It's funny. Frothing at the mouth in an online forum just goes to show you the kind of people who can't take the fact that they lost. You're all out of step with the rest of the country. Wimpy, whiny woman? Just like a conservative to have a problem with anyone who isn't a white male getting a job. Rice reported what she was told based on intelligence she received. You people don't hate her, you hate what she represents: a highly qualified representation of the increasing diversity of this country's leadership.

bills... billsfan1104

Lmao at Theresa who obviously believes the shit that is spoon fed to her from Msnbc to Obama.

It has nothing to do with her being a minority. In fact, I like Hillary, but she fell on the sword for Obama.

bills... billsfan1104

So go away with your nonsense.

PonyC... PonyChaser

Really, Theresa? The race card AGAIN??? Ok, I'll play. Condoleeza Rice. She was there FIRST. She served with honor and dignity, and continues to represent herself with grace. And oh, gee. She was a Republican.

It's people like YOU who can't see beyond the color of a person's skin. THIS Ms. Rice has not acted with honor. Every time she's been challenged, she has run crying to Obama. If she can't defend herself against Mr. McCain, how on God's green earth is she going to defend our country against Mahmud Ahmadinejad???

This has everything to do with a MAJOR scandal that's been brewing since before the election. Four of American Citizens were killed by TERRORISTS, and they have been dicking around and passing the buck. The entire clown car should be overturned and every last one of them, from Obama on down to the clerk that typed the memos needs to be investigated, impeached, thrown out, and probably sent to prison. And I'm including the "Press" in my indictment.

Venae Venae

She was simply giving a presentation on intelligence she received.

So I guess when Bush was "giving a presentation" on why we should go to war based on intelligence he received which turned out to be incorrect, you all cut him the same slack.

She's a lyin' bitch - which is why she will fit perfectly in Obama's cabinet.

bills... billsfan1104

Hahha Pony, I said almost the same exact thing.

Great point Venae. I wouldnt call her a lying bitch, but a liar would do.

fave82 fave82

This has nothing to do with race, and to claim so makes you look ridiculous. This also isn't about dems vs repubs. Its about our government lying repeatedly and no one taking responsibility for what happened. They need to be held accountable. That's something that ALL Americans should want, regardless of political affiliation.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

Good point Venae. Except I agree with billsfan that calling someone a bitch doesn't add anything constructive to the arguement

Procr... Procrastamom

So I guess, Venae, when Bush gave that "presentation" and LIED about the WMD's that led to a war that killed THOUSANDS of people (not only four, but thousands!) - I guess you were okay with that because he was a Republican?  I guess the NINETEEN times that consulates were attacked during Bush's terms were okay with you too?  All we f**king hear from Republicans is Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi!!  When are they going to update the playbook and give you Harpies something else to bleat?

toddler tantrum

^^^Gawd, I love that gif!  It is such an apt depiction of the (Cafe)wamom Crew this past week.

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