Amb. Susan Rice's Secretary of State bid 'dead in the water,' reports Roger Cohen

The New York Times’ Roger Cohen has been “reliably informed” that U.N. Amb. Susan Rice’s bid to become the next Secretary of State is “dead in the water.” That’s not much information to go on, but it certainly seems possible. President Obama called her “extraordinary” and said he couldn’t be prouder of her, but does that mean he’d lift a finger to help her overcome growing opposition?

Her part in pushing the “blame the video” narrative following the attack in Benghazi raised opposition from Sen. John McCain and others, but revelations that she held hundreds of thousands of dollars in Canadian oil investments earned the scorn of environmentalists as well.

Good question. When she finally answered questions about her role in the Benghazi coverup, Rice said only that she had relied on the intelligence given to her.

A step in the right direction? Not so fast.

  • HuandaRulz

    Help Wanted Add in The White House: “In search of person with little or no knowledge in foreign affairs, highly predictable and in tune with Muslim values or any anti-american position. Must possess good liberal skills, able to stick to a lie and a sense of self-sacrifice to protect the POTUS at a moments notice. Salary and benefits according to inexperience and bundling abilities.”

  • EOD

    Word is Patrick Moran is looking for a new gal-pal, if Susan Rice is free, Patrick Moran is free… on probation, but free.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Won’t seem so satisfying if John Kerry gets the post. If you thought Barry the Dog-Eater bowed to America’s enemies, wait till the darling of the anti-war movement gets to work.

    • Maxwell

      John Kerry… Susan Rice… it’s the ultimate lose, lose.

    • Rulz

      The only good thing about Kerry being SOS is that we can run Brown again in MA and pick up another Senate seat.

  • TocksNedlog

    Comparatively speaking, it would be better to have Lurch at State than at Defense.

  • michael s

    I hope her nom isn’t dead in the water. Where is the venom for Hillary , Biden Clapper Brennan Panetta. from mcCain Ayotte Collins Graham Powers and the rest? we know why those names get free rides?

  • Snarky D

    Dead in the water, eh? She should count her blessings. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans ended up dead in Benghazi.