Lefty eco-zealots oppose Susan Rice for Sec. of State over Canadian oil investments

Susan Rice, justifiably under fire from the Right over her role in Benghazigate, has for the most part enjoyed the support of liberals. But it appears that the environmentalist wing of the Left may not have Rice’s back:

Susan Rice, the candidate believed to be favored by President Obama to become the next Secretary of State, holds significant investments in more than a dozen Canadian oil companies and banks that would stand to benefit from expansion of the North American tar sands industry and construction of the proposed $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline. If confirmed by the Senate, one of Rice’s first duties likely would be consideration, and potentially approval, of the controversial mega-project.

Odds are that this news won’t stand in the way of Rice’s nomination for Secretary of State, but it’s certainly interesting to see where lefty eco-zealots’ priorities lie:

Perpetuating lies about Benghazi? Not a “legitimate” reason to oppose her nomination. Investments in oil companies? Bright red flag!!11!

Good to know they care about the issues.

  • walterc

    Whatever it takes to keep her from Sec state office.

  • Rick Stones


  • JustLikeAnimals

    These liberal-socialist-Marxists are so conflicted and twisted they can’t stand up straight.

    Entertaining, ain’t it?

  • operanerd1986

    This is the sort of story we should talk about when people disparage the conservative movement for its alleged lack of unity.

  • scalzo

    Four murdered Americans! Who cares about that? We must stop the US from lowering its oil imports from 3rd world dictators.

  • Let’em Crash

    “A rare misstep”? In Obama’s march to a berry barter 4 shiny objects economy? What did they think voting for the democratic party would result in, and where is Ralph Nader to balance the Ross Perot votes?

  • NCRelite

    I have an idea: let’s make her Ambassador to Libya. Problem = solved

  • Gallatin

    The bigger question for me is how does she have $300 to $600K Trans Canada stock on her pittance of a government salary?