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On Thursday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s decision to withdraw her name for consideration as potential Secretary of State. The sudden reversal is bound to cause a bit of turmoil in its wake in that there is no clear successor for the posting.

“Her potential nomination was given new prominence and new political heat,” said Maddow, “when Republican senators, led by John McGuess-Who decided that the political traction they could not get before the election in attacking the president for the Benghazi attack, they would try to get instead after the election by attacking Susan Rice for the Benghazi attack.”

Now that Rice has withdrawn, Maddow asked, where does that leave the president? After he so publicly “stuck his neck out” for her, it places him sharply at odds with the three Republican senators who opposed her nomination even before she was nominated. And if Obama nominates Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) to fill the position, where does that leave the Senate?

Maddow was joined by NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who said that it was perhaps inevitable that Rice’s name would be withdrawn in that not only was she opposed by people outside the administration, but that some key allies of the president were opposed to her nomination, as well.

Mitchell said that she thinks the administration has weighed the political costs of appearing to back down and believe that the Republicans will pay a higher price. “They have now opposed a woman,” Mitchell said, “a very qualified person, a person who went to Stanford, a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and a career diplomat and U.N. ambassador. A person who on paper is very well qualified.”

“So having opposed a woman, and a woman of color,” she continued, “given what they just experienced in this presidential election, I think the conclusion from the White House is that Republicans will pay a higher price.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/14/mitchell-to-maddow-gop-will-pay-a-higher-price-for-scuttling-rice-nomination-than-white-house/

 Note from Tim:  Don’t forget, Andrea Mitchell was one of the first to give credence to McCain’s theories about Rice and Benghazi

 

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Dear GOP – thanx for 3 great months of free PR you gave us by smearing Susan Rice. Love, a few Al Quaeda guys in Libya.