Rice does the wise thing and bails. Maybe she can do more than read Barrys scripts.

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    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has removed her name from consideration for secretary of state, saying she does not want to put the administration through a "lengthy, disruptive and costly" confirmation process. 

    The move followed weeks of controversy on Capitol Hill over the possibility of her nomination, with Republicans threatening to block Rice from the post over concerns about her September comments on the Libya terror attack. Some lawmakers continue to charge that Rice misled the American people when she said on Sept. 16 that the attack was the result of a "spontaneous" demonstration spun out of control. 

    President Obama, in a written statement Thursday, called those claims "unfair and misleading" but said he accepts her decision. 

    "Her decision demonstrates the strength of her character, and an admirable commitment to rise above the politics of the moment to put our national interests first," Obama said. 

    Rice, in a letter to Obama Thursday, said she remains "fully confident" she could have served as an effective secretary of state but suggested the confirmation process would have hurt the administration. 

    "That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country," Rice wrote. She went on to say "I am saddened that we have reached this point, even before you have decided whom to nominate." 

    Some of Rice's biggest critics, in response, said they would continue to probe the Benghazi attacks -- even if Rice may not come before them to answer questions in a confirmation hearing. 

    "When it comes to Benghazi I am determined to find out what happened -- before, during, and after the attack," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in a statement.   

    With Rice's withdrawal from consideration, the likely selections for top posts in the administration are starting to come into focus. 

    Shortly before the White House announced that Rice had withdrawn, Democratic sources told Fox News that Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., was being talked up within the administration as a more likely nominee for secretary of state. 

    The sources also said former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel has emerged as the leading contender to become Obama's pick to serve as secretary of defense. 

    These sources, however, told Fox News that Rice is being talked up privately as a potential pick for national security adviser since that post would not require Senate confirmation. 

    One top Democratic source familiar with the process said that naming Rice to the prestigious role of national security adviser would "save face" and make the Senate confirmation process much easier -- freeing the president up to spend more political capital on the budget battles with Republicans, instead of dealing with a threatened filibuster of Rice's nomination by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and others. 

    "It would be the easiest confirmation ever," the Democratic source said of Kerry and Hagel going before current and former colleagues in the Senate, which has long been known as the world's most exclusive club. 

    If Rice were to move to the White House in the senior national security post, the current occupant of that job -- Tom Donilon -- could become White House chief of staff or fill another top role in the administration, according to several Democratic sources. 

    Other contenders for chief of staff are Denis McDonough, a current deputy national security adviser, and Ron Klain, former chief of staff to Vice President Biden. 

    Current White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew has privately indicated he wants to leave the post, and sources say he is a leading contender to become treasury secretary. Current Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have both indicated they are stepping down early next year. 

    All of the sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because they said the president has not made any final decisions on personnel. White House spokesman Jay Carney also refused to comment on personnel moves Thursday when pressed at his daily briefing about the possibility of Hagel becoming defense secretary. 

    These Democrats told Fox News the president met with Hagel earlier this month to discuss the post, and the former lawmaker is a favorite of Biden, who has been pushing for his old colleague to get the job. 

    The addition of Hagel would add at least the look of bipartisanship in the second-term Cabinet, since Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood, a former Republican congressman, has indicated he would like to move on in a second term. 

    Current Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has long indicated that his wife Sylvia would like to see him leave public office and retire full-time to his beloved California. 

    Other contenders for defense secretary include Michele Flournoy, a former top official in the Pentagon earlier in the administration, and Ashton Carter, the current number two there. 



    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/13/hagel-leading-contender-for-defense-secretary-rice-could-go-to-white-house/#ixzz2EyER2mSt

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    Kerry is packing his bags and Brown is fueling the pick-up.

     
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    Kerry is packing his bags and Brown is fueling the pick-up.

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    The truck won't work - that ship has sailed - that pr*ck, Brown has burned himself with many people....unless people go into mass hypnosis and forget this jerk's past campaign, he should stay in MD with the guard. He's a liar, hardly the person he claimed to be, and a POs.

     
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    Re: Rice does the wise thing and bails. Maybe she can do more than read Barrys scripts.

    No way Scott "Stolen Valor"   Brown will ever be a senator again . His only chance would be if he  moves to a state full of nit-wits !

    SEMPER FI !

     
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    No way Scott "Stolen Valor"   Brown will ever be a senator again . His only chance would be if he  moves to a state full of nit-wits !

    SEMPER FI !

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    I'm surprised and disappointed that you question the resolve of someone who has served the Guard for more than 20 years, just because they have an R after their name.  Brown has more active time then Kerry in his self documentary service had.

     
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    Kerry is packing his bags



     

    Bloomberg reports that former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R) is the leading candidate for secretary of defense, I believe.

     

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    Not what CNN says

    (CNN) -- Now that embattled U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from secretary of state consideration, attention is turning toward Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, the other top candidate to replace outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    Republicans opposed to a Rice nomination have bandied about Kerry's name for weeks, and Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told CNN that Kerry would be a "popular choice with the Senate."

     
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    No way Scott "Stolen Valor"   Brown will ever be a senator again . His only chance would be if he  moves to a state full of nit-wits !

    SEMPER FI !

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    I'm surprised and disappointed that you question the resolve of someone who has served the Guard for more than 20 years, just because they have an R after their name.  Brown has more active time then Kerry in his self documentary service had.

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    Why are you surprise and disappointed in me. I just telling it as it is.

    Brown should change his name to Walter Mitty because his whole military career is a fantasy. While America has been in more scraps in the last 32 years than Shawn Thorrnton has been in during his career Brown has never once seen combat.  When you see his photos of him wearing clean cammies and giving the thumb ups sign he might as well being giving us vets the Digit 3.  Do you think he knows what it is like to have taken another human being's life ? Do you think he knows what it's like to have been up close and personnal to bodily harm ? He's the one who has made being a career military officer a reason to vote for him. He's the one who calls himself the most qualified soldier in our state.  By protraying himself as a soldier he making little of what the job of a fighting man is really all bout. BTW I been out for awhile now and without a doubt I can still show him what being a Soldier or in my case an 0311 is all about.

    As for Kerry the U.S.N. just doesn't hand out Silver and Bronze Stars(Bronze Star with a V) to a sailor for just doing what is expected of a him. Those awards are given to those who has EARNED them for displaying GALLANTRY WHILE IN ACTION !

     

     
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    O by just being in bed with any woman ...... Kerry has seen more action than you dream about or is it fantasize about !

     
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    O like I said the USN doesn't give out Silver or Bronze Stars with a V on it for just doing your job.

     
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    O like I said the USN doesn't give out Silver or Bronze Stars with a V on it for just doing your job.

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    They did this time............. Kerry is and was a phoney and a coward.

    You think all the T Boaters collectively lied ? Hardly. They are the heros for telling the truth.

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    Hey Mr Nit Wit they were paid hatchet men for Bob J Perry, a republican big money donor.

     

     
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    Re: Rice does the wise thing and bails. Maybe she can do more than read Barrys scripts.

    Between Kerry and Hagel...

    ...there will be 2 decorated Vietnam Vets as the heads of State and Defense.

     

    And like him or not, Kerry was awarded his medals according to U.S. military codes just like everyone else.

    This is not necessarily a requirement or endorsement for SecState but remains a fact just the same.  He is hardly the only or last politician to ply a career based on military service.

    The dishonorable Swift Boaters were fully rebuked.

     

     
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    They did this time............. Kerry is and was a phoney and a coward.

    You think all the T Boaters collectively lied ? Hardly. They are the heros for telling the truth.

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    No, they didn't.  The matter was investigated and settled through appropriate military channels.

    The Boaters were utterly discredited and, in turn, dishonored their own service.  They are a disgrace to the armed forces.

     

     
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    Re: Rice does the wise thing and bails. Maybe she can do more than read Barrys scripts.

    O where did you ever meet a normal person ? Let me give you some sound democratic advice....get out of your mother's basement and you might get a chance to meet people .

    BTW in your case it's your history of substance abuse that is talking.

     

     
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