Breaking news: Susan Rice has decided to step down as an appointee for Secretary of State.
So now… John Kerry?
Mr. President, please don’t give in on this. Ms. Clinton, think carefully. You know what they did to your husband. You know this was all a game so they could get their teabagger in Massachusetts back into office. Please: don’t let this happen. Please: do it for your country. Do it to block the same kind of politicians who attempted to hound you, your husband, and 8 years later: your president, out of office.
Please volunteer to re-up for another four years.
You have developed a lot of cred over the past four years, not just in America but worldwide. The extreme right would have a real problem blocking you, and you would still be able to serve your country as you have so well. I guarantee: it will infuriate them, because those who bullied Ms. Rice will realize they’re still going to lose.
They lost the last election, and despite their attempt to spin it otherwise, they lost big. I have no illusions that you are eager to do this: you have made it plain that it was going to be four years and out. And I can’t blame you. For you and Bill have had a huge target on your back ever since you both decided to serve our nation. But I think you know what it means if John Kerry leaves to take your position.
Let’s remember, as knowledgeable as John Kerry is his image is not only not the best, but of someone who can be pushed around. When John Edwards was willing to wait for the votes to be counted, John turned his boat around, and unlike the hero he was sold to be, boogied: seemingly confirming what the extreme right had been saying about him. You know the noise made, the lies told and how this medal winning, former, soldier, was painted as a coward.
Oh, and he’s also known to drone on, and on, and on, and on, and… oh, where was I?
You think there was hell over Rice? Wait until Kerry is appointed.
Now, to my readers, I also have no illusion that this would actually happen. Not likely. But I do think it time that Hillary, Bill, Barack and other Democrats start to play hardball, and hardball usually includes doing what’s tough, but far tougher on those who are willing to make false claims, lie and say anything to get what they want.
Blocking that, and keeping the kind of experience you have in that position are far more important.
And, on a personal note, I would find this equal to giving much of the radical teabagger right exactly what they deserve…
..a one finger salute.
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