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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:53 PM

Madeleine Albright On Susan Rice's Withdrawal: 'It's Appalling What Happened Here'

Source: huffpo

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said she found the treatment of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice by Republican senators "appalling," arguing that her consideration to be the next Secretary of State became a "political football" that had very little to do with her actual career and record as a public servant.

"I just think it's appalling what happened here. Appalling," she told The Huffington Post in an interview on Friday morning, noting she had known Rice since she was 4 years old. "I think there are many aspects to this which ... are just completely fabricated and unfair, and just not the right way to treat someone who has dedicated her life to serving the United States."

On Thursday, Rice called President Barack Obama and formally took herself out of the running to be the next secretary of state. In a Washington Post op-ed, Rice said she decided to withdraw after "it became clear that my potential nomination would spark an enduring partisan battle."

"I think it was a political attack, in many ways, that had not much to do with her," said Albright on Friday, saying Rice had become a "political football."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/14/madeleine-albright-susan-rice-secretary-of-state_n_2299529.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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trailmonkee Dec 2012 OP
klyon Dec 2012 #1
wisteria Dec 2012 #6
latebloomer Dec 2012 #2
cpwm17 Dec 2012 #3
SoDesuKa Dec 2012 #8
Caeser67 Dec 2012 #4
wisteria Dec 2012 #5
malibea Dec 2012 #7
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #9

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:42 PM

1. because they want Kerry, Obama should pick someone else

someone that is not in congress at the moment would be good
if the republics want a vacancy in Mass, we should not give it to them

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Response to klyon (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:54 PM

6. It has been reported that Clinton also perfered Kerry.

And, as for the seat, it isn't vacant yet and if and when it does, the Democrats in Mass. will be ready for any Republican Scott Browns'.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:03 PM

2. I'll tell you what's appalling

Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it? Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price--we think the price is worth it.

--60 Minutes (5/12/96)

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Response to latebloomer (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:27 PM

3. What a wicked woman

Nothing she says is worth listening to.

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Response to latebloomer (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:22 AM

8. When Albright Finds Something Appalling, Take Her Word For It

Madeleine Albright doesn't come easily to the belief that something is "appalling." So when she occasionally reports finding something that meets her criteria, take her word for it. When she says something is appalling, there's no doubt that it is completely appalling.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:56 PM

4. Madeleine Albright

Is appalling.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:52 PM

5. There were Democrats who had concerns about her too.

And, ALbright was her mentor, so it would make sense that she would be very upset. In the end though, she wasn't the most qualified person for this post, so she did the right thing in ending what had become a circus.

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Response to wisteria (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:48 PM

7. Who is the most qualified for the Sec'y of State position?

You say that Mrs. Rice "wasn't the most qualified person for this post". Then who do you believe is the most qualified for the post of Sec'y. of State? And where are these "qualifications" written or recorded? Where can I, or anyone else, find them listed?

As an Oxford graduate and Rhodes Scholar with a Ph.D., if Mrs. Rice is not qualified, then who is? I'll await your answer.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:25 AM

9. The GOP's basic strategy for the next 4 years is to pee on Obama's shoes whenever possible.

To summarize: the attacks on Susan Rice were about nothing except, "Hey! Let's pee on Obama's shoes!"

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