Getting Even Stickier for Rice

Well, that didn’t go well.

Secretary of State wannabe Susan Rice had a private, hour-long meeting with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), a moderate, that left Collins complaining that Rice had played a “political role” in her five Sunday talk show appearances about Benghazi in the midst of the presidential election.

Collins also called Benghazi an “eerie echo” of the 1998 Al Qaeda bombings of our embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, when Rice was Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.

We don’t need the Empty Barn Jacket back in the Senate.  But, Mr. President, there are plenty of excellent choices for State besides Rice and John Kerry.

Offer the country an accurate, coherent explanation for Benghazi before investigations do it for you, choose someone else for State, and get on with your second term.

Headline of the Day

“The GOP’s Favorite New Punching Bag:  Mitt Romney”

The story, up at Talking Points Memo, begins:

“On the Sunday talk shows, senior Republicans, former Romney surrogates and prominent conservatives piles on their defeated presidential nominee for telling donors that he lost because President Obama bought off minorities and young voters with ‘gifts.'”

The GOP is making some progress.  They still believe what Mitt said.  But they’ve figured out you’re not supposed to say it.