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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:34 PM

This Susan Rice thing is really starting to piss me off. [View all]

First, I have several others who I would prefer as SoS, with Susan Rice no higher than three on my shortlist. But that's for reasons having ZERO to do with the hammering of her that is going on now.

Shame on McCain and Graham (and their cute new little groupie, Kelly Ayote) for ganging up on Susan Rice. Each one of these fuckwads has a very PERSONAL reason to do the grandstanding they're doing.

For Gramps, it is about obscure term limits and fading relevance. There are, as it happens, term limits on Senate committee assignments. Gramps is the ranking minority member of the Armed Services Committee, but that will be changing come January. He has been around so damned long that he can only qualify for a far more low profile committee. (Not sure, but I think it is Indian Affairs, or something similar.) That's why he wants this to go to a special Watergate like committee. He wants a high profile thing and we all know that these open ended investigative committees serve no purpose other than the aggrandizement of the chair and ranking member. Well fuck that, and fuck you, Johnny.

Gomer has a whole other set of issues. He's getting ready to run for reelection. In South Carolina. You know, Tea Bag Heaven. If he doesn't act sufficiently crazy he will be primaried by a true crazy. So it behooves Gomer for Gomer to act the fool to stay in the good graces of the fool caucus of his constituents. See, here's the thing. Susan Rice is also from South Carolina. She's a Rhode Scholar and the daughter of prominent and well respected South Carolinian. Gomer knows her, knows her family, and knows fucking A-well she is as honorable and capable a person as one could want. Gomer's just grandstanding. Well fuck that, and fuck you, Gomer.

Kelly. Just shut the fuck up and stay off camera. The wet behind your ears really catches the light when you're on camera.

Be all that as it may, the optics of this ought to be anathema to the newly socially aware repubicans. How good do they think they look when two angry white guys are beating up on the black girl. To be sure, Susan Rice's race and gender matter not a whit. Except when they do. The repubicans just got their electoral asses kicked by women and people of color. I guess, being the tone deaf fucks they are, this should be no surprise.

Anyway, what is starting to happen now is that many other lesser known voices are throwing in with Gramps and Gomer. A bunch of back bench repubicans from the House and the Senate are amping up the cry against Rice. They even have the audacity - the unbelievable, amazing chutzpah - to say that *their* Ms. Rice was okay with her "mushroom cloud" bullshit, but our Ms. Rice is wrong to say what it was she was told by the intelligence services, apparently bent on keeping something secret - like maybe their own fuckups.

Meanwhile, there she is. Susan Rice. Unable to defend herself because, quite simply, no matter *what* she says, the rabid media junkyard dogs will be all over it, spinning it to fit their narrative.

And *that* is what pisses me off.



For the record . . . . . Wes Clark.





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