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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:31 PM

McCain Refuses To Support Any Secretary Of State Nominee

McCain Refuses To Support Any Secretary Of State Nominee

By Aviva Shen at Think Progress

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/11/18/1211281/mccain-refuses-to-support-any-secretary-of-state-nominee/

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has not hesitated to voice his distaste towards U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, who may be nominated to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. On Face the Nation Sunday morning, McCain went even further than simply opposing Rice’s nomination and said that, “until we find out all the information” on the Benghazi consulate attacks, he would not support any Secretary of State nominee.

McCain at first said it “might be a beginning” if Rice could come on the program to explain her position. But when pressed by host Bob Schieffer, the Arizona senator dug in and refused to support any nominee “under the present circumstances”:


SCHIEFFER: Until then, you will remain opposed to her nomination?

MCCAIN: Under the present circumstances, until we find out all the information as to what happened, I don’t think you would want to support any nominee right now. Because this is very very serious and it has even larger implications than the deaths of 4 Americans. It really goes to the heart of this whole light foot print policy that this administration is pursuing.




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applegrove Nov 2012 OP
msongs Nov 2012 #1
graham4anything Nov 2012 #2
BainsBane Nov 2012 #4
Xyzse Nov 2012 #6
graham4anything Nov 2012 #9
Xyzse Nov 2012 #10
BainsBane Nov 2012 #3
Jeff In Milwaukee Nov 2012 #5
SidDithers Nov 2012 #7
Bake Nov 2012 #8

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:32 PM

1. BFD, the coward of the Forrestal has only one vote anyway nt

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:35 PM

2. Obama should nominate McCain. Would he oppose himself? And if he accepts, voila out of senate

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:09 AM

4. That would be insane

He is far from a diplomat. The guy never saw a war he didn't like.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:04 PM

6. Might be fun for the sake of doing it, though I doubt it would work.

I just don't think of him as much of a diplomat. Though whatever damage he would do, may be mitigated by capable staff behind him.

Besides, you do that, it would kill him. The guy doesn't seem to be able to handle stress well any more.

I'd give him a 6-8 month shelf life, if he were to take such a position.

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Response to Xyzse (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:32 PM

9. Hi xyzse!

 


Happy Holidays!

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:33 PM

10. You too!

Happy Holidays!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:07 AM

3. Because not having a Secretary of State

Is really going to help the security of embassies and consulates. The an needs to retire. He's lost it. Also on Meet the Press, Graham was hissing and snarling so much I though he was going to eat Gregory alive.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:36 PM

5. The Abe Simpson Strategy

"I'm an old man. I hate everything but Matlock."

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:08 PM

7. Hey dumbass McCain, you should have gone to the briefing...

instead of holding a press conference.

Sid

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:10 PM

8. Can we give Gramps a plane and fly him over Vietnam one more time?

Jesus H. Mary and Joseph!! What a douche.

Bake

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