March 10, 2013
Are you ready for Susan Rice, the Sequel?
I can't decide whether floating the name of Susan Rice for National Security Advisor is more like her being akin to a bad penny that always turns up or more like a hard-to-kill Zombie who never gives up. Washington Post: Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who lost out in a bruising bid for the job of secretary of state, may have the last laugh. Rice has emerged as far and away the front-runner to succeed Thomas E. Donilon as President Obama's national security adviser later this year, according to an administration official familiar with the president's thinking. The job would place her at the nexus of foreign-policy decision making and allow her to rival the influence of Secretary of State John F. Kerry in shaping the president's foreign policy. The appointment would mark a dramatic twist of fortune for Rice, whose prospects to become the country's top diplomat fizzled last year after a round of television appearances in which she provided what turned...(Read Full Post)