The damsel in distress du jour

At one of his rare press conferences, today President Obama rode to the rescue of UN Ambassador, Susan Rice.  Let’s put this in perspective.

The Sunday after the attack on our consulate in  Bengazi that killed 4 Americans, the administration sent out our UN Ambassador, Susan Rice, to speak about it.  She told Americans (on 5 networks) that the attack was prompted by a video.  That was untrue then, and it is untrue now.

Since his reelection, President Obama has “floated” the idea of appointing Susan Rice as his new Secretary of State.

Enter, Senator Lindsey Graham (R. S.C.).  He has said he will oppose her nomination, should it be made.

When asked about this at today’s press conference, President Obama became somewhat “testy” and extolled Ms. Rice’s virtues.

Here is my take…either Ms. Rice actively lied to the American public during her Sunday morning TV  “tour”, or, she is so she is so unconcerned about making sure her statements are correct before she utters them that she doesn’t check. She just follows the party line.

Either way, Senator Graham is correct.  She has no business becoming Secretary of State.  If Americans can’t trust her, why would we think other countries could trust her?

Lost in all of this is a yet unanswered question. 

Our consulate was attacked, Americans were killed, and our UN Ambassador is explaining it all to the American public? 

How about someone from the State Department, or the CIA…but the UN Ambassador?  At least to me that is still a “puzzlement”.


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The Sound Off Sister was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and special trial attorney for the Department of Justice, Criminal Division; a partner in the Florida law firm of Shutts & Bowen, and an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, School of Law. The Sound Off Sister offers frequent commentary concerning legislation making its way through Congress, including the health reform legislation passed in early 2010.


  1. essneff on November 14, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Interesting that?without his faithful teleprompter guiding him, the president admitted that the White House supplied Rice with the?misinformation. He addded that?”she had nothing to do with Bengazi”. Then why the hell was she on 5 national Sunday?programs?spewing the video bs? Also,?it sure would have been nice if the president showed the same?anger for the 4 deaths?at Bengazi as he did in?defending his UN ambassador.??But then that would mean he would?have to take some responsibility and blame and he he is incapable of that.????

  2. Plainvillian on November 15, 2012 at 9:55 am

    If the dereliction reacting to the Benghazi attack is not a reason for impeachment, what is?

  3. stinkfoot on November 15, 2012 at 11:28 am

    General Petraeus needs to sing.? I fail to make the connection of his resignation disqualifying him from testifying… and yes, this seems to be an impeachable offense- not only standing idly but as four Americans got murdered but also the subsequent cover up.

  4. JBS on November 15, 2012 at 11:34 am

    You covered that pretty well, essneff.?
    Obama without a teleprompter is . . . revealing. Four dead Americans are just “bumps in the road.” Not even worth a presidential mention. But, let his UN Amb get questioned? Ruffled feathers, phony bravado, and vainglorious challenges are the result.
    Will the press, the MSM, the interpreters of what is is, will they take up Obama’s challenge and “come after him?” (Bubble, blush, giggle, “Ooooooh, Mr. president, I’ve NEVER seen you lose.” So, not very likely to take the invitation? To spar, that is.)
    (Cue the crickets)
    LOL. Then, I think I am going to be ill.

  5. Dimsdale on November 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    ?bama sure gets irate every time Benghazi or any associated people come up in the conversation, doesn’t he?? He certainly wasn’t irate enough to answer the question of whether he ordered any aid to those now dead Americans…
    Methinks he doth protest too much.

    • JBS on November 16, 2012 at 8:52 am

      “That is an important question.
      Next question!”
      Did anyone catch Brian and Andrea gushing over the prezzy’s presser? “Art” imitated by a liberal!
      Which beggs the question. Which script was he reading from?

  6. Lynn on November 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Methinks he doth play President too much.

  7. JollyRoger on November 18, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Defending Susan Rice,?Big Bird,?profligate spending, and?policies that unionize?thugs who frisk grandma?is easy- especially when the media are owned (fascism).? But defending Americans from al qaeda and the people you bow to- that’s the tricky part!

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., speaks about race during an address in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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