Rice withdraws her name for SoS

EXCLUSIVE: Susan Rice drops out of running for secretary of state; saddened by partisan politics

By Tracy Connor, NBC News

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.

http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/

Looks like another attempt to portray someone in the administration as a victim. Too bad it overlooks four real victims of this administration.

***Update

Rice: “We cannot afford such an irresponsible distraction from the most pressing issues facing the American people. ” –Letter to Obama

5 comments on “Rice withdraws her name for SoS

  1. clyde says:

    Just means Obama goes on to the NEXT incompetent.

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  2. bullright says:

    From her letter to Obama: http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Sections/NEWS/SusanRiceletter.pdf

    “The position of Secretary of State should never be politicized. As someone who grew up in an era of comparative bipartisanship and as a sitting US national security official who has served in two US administrations, I am saddened that we have reached this point, even before you have decided whom to nominate. We cannot afford such an irresponsible distraction from the most pressing issues facing the American people.

    Simply amazing…. “irresponsible distraction”?!?!

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  3. Davetherave says:

    Bull, if there is one thing Rice does understand completely is “irresponsible”! Someone had to get thrown to the lions over Benghazi, so Rice agrees to be the food and makes it sound like she’s taking one for the team as a victim. Four Americans hung out to dry to get murdered and to Team Sumbitch it’s a distraction. Wow…

    I think the sumbitch has been wanting it to be Kerry the whole time anyway. Traitors of a feather…

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    • bullright says:

      Dave, thanks. She was thrown to the wolves at the beginning, by Obama, and ….is she too stupid to realize it? Her statements are the same as Obama’s hypocrisy. Wow, is right. Traitor Kerry looks like #1.

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