Victoria Nuland, the State Department spokeswoman best known for demanding that references to al-Qaida be removed from government talking points about the September 11, 2012, Benghazi attack, is being rewarded for her stellar work with a promotion. Soon, she will have responsibility for snow-jobbing an entire region as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs.
We’re sure that the British will appreciate her opinion on whether the maniac who hacked one of their soldiers to death with a meat cleaver qualifies as a “terrorist.”
— Cole Karr (@ColeKarr) May 23, 2013
— Brenda Van Fleet (@Vanfleetbj) May 24, 2013
? she should in Jail—From @whitehouse, 7:07pm ET: 'Victoria Nuland to be Assistant Secretary of State (European and Eurasian Affairs)'”
— Ky W. White (@KyWWhite) May 24, 2013
— Heather Lee (@hleecar) May 23, 2013
— Bill Burns (@OhOneMoreThing) May 24, 2013
Combine this with the pending appointment of Susan Rice as National Security Advisor, and you’d almost get the feeling that people involved in this scandal are actually being rewarded for their behavior.
Nah, the Obama administration would never do something like that, would they?
— Michael C. Short (@michaelcshort) May 23, 2013
Eric Holder is investigating Eric Holder, Victoria Nuland promoted to Asst. Sec'y of State & immig bill=deficit-neutral. Yeah. We're fuc*ed.
— SmokeNMirrors71 (@SmokeNMirrors71) May 23, 2013
On the plus side, this at least means that she’ll get a nice grilling in the Senate.
The Victoria Nuland confirmation hearings will be fun. http://t.co/v7CzMTscYL
— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) May 23, 2013
Amen to that! We’ll be waiting with a tub of popcorn and a big bag of Twizzlers.
Still, as entertaining as those hearings will be, we can’t help but wonder about how much worse they would have been if George Bush had promoted FEMA Director Michael Brown to Secretary of Homeland Security after Hurricane Katrina. That hearing would have been on every network. Nuland might make Fox News if we’re lucky. MSNBC will probably be running a story about global warming causing three-headed chickens in Bangladesh or something.