Watch as Republican Sen. John McCain explains to CBS News that he would block U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s confirmation if President Obama nominates her as the next Secretary of State, saying she’s ‘not being very bright’ and ‘not qualified.’
Keep in mind that John McCain is the same man who as the Republican presidential nominee in 2008 chose as his vice presidential running mate former half-term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who demonstrated how “bright” and “qualified” she was to be a heartbeat away from the presidency on more than one occasion.
Pardon me if I have a hard time taking John McCain seriously as someone “bright enough” or “qualified” to judge anyone else’s qualifications or decision making skills.
Oh, and for the record, here’s what Susan Rice really said about the attacks on our embassy in Benghazi, free from Republican spin.
RICE: Well, first of all, Chris, we are obviously investigating this very closely. The FBI has a lead in this investigation. The information, the best information and the best assessment we have today is that in fact this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. That what happened initially was that it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in Cairo as a consequence of the video. People gathered outside the embassy and then it grew very violent and those with extremist ties joined the fray and came with heavy weapons, which unfortunately are quite common in post-revolutionary Libya and that then spun out of control.
But we don’t see at this point signs this was a coordinated plan, premeditated attack. Obviously, we will wait for the results of the investigation and we don’t want to jump to conclusions before then. But I do think it’s important for the American people to know our best current assessment.
The fact is, anyone who’s looked at Susan Rice’s resume can see she’d be incredibly qualified to serve as our nation’s next Secretary of State, if President Obama calls her to serve in that capacity.