Tweeting from her official @AmbassadorRice account, which looks to be where she’ll remain for now, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said tonight that she has withdrawn her bid to become Secretary of State because it’s “right for the country.” She further tweeted that she “wants to get things done,” which, if true, perhaps cements the notion that she has no place in Washington, D.C.
I don't do this work for me. I do it because I believe in President Obama's approach to the world, and I want to get things done.
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) December 14, 2012
Plenty have rushed to blame the inherent sexism and racism of the GOP for scuttling Rice’s advancement, and they’re equally anxious to console her.
@AmbassadorRice You got an awfully raw deal here. Thanks for your service to our country.
— Jeffrey McManus (@jeffreymcmanus) December 14, 2012
@AmbassadorRice Don't let them win, Susan! You deserve to represent our Nation as Secretary of State. Please keep your name in the hat!
— Erik Todd Dellums (@ETDellums) December 14, 2012
@AmbassadorRice I don't think you should have stopped, but I respect your decision.
— Andria Lewis (@ALewisEvents) December 14, 2012
— Sophia A. Nelson (@IAmSophiaNelson) December 14, 2012
Thank you for your service @AmbassadorRice. Much respect for al that you've done and will continue to do.
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) December 14, 2012
Hey, it’s Nancy Giles of CBS News— the one with the nutty sense of humor about whites and abortion.
@AmbassadorRice You are grace personified; our country is lucky to have you. (And those men couldn't take any more black brilliance.) Onward
— Nancy Giles (@nancygilesnyc) December 14, 2012
President Obama had called Rice extraordinary and said he couldn’t be prouder of her, but Rice’s supporters are wondering where he is tonight.
Unfair to say Susan Rice was "forced out." Forced out of what? She was never nominated. And for that, shame on the WH. #nospine
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) December 14, 2012
For a person so extraordinary, there must be a consolation prize.
Rice says FP must transcend politics then praises Obama for restoring America's stature in the world. She will make a great DNC chair…
— Michael Goldfarb (@thegoldfarb) December 14, 2012
Donna Brazile has a warning for Republicans, and it involves God.
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) December 14, 2012
@donnabrazile Ambassador Christopher Stevens could not be reached for comment.
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) December 14, 2012