“President Barack Obama just released a statement praising Susan Rice’s service and saying he accepts ‘her decision to remove her name from consideration for Secretary of State,’” the Weekly Standard reports. “Obama also lamented ‘the unfair and misleading attacks on Susan Rice in recent weeks.’”

Unfair and misleading, you say?

Update: “If Susan Rice opposes Susan Rice becoming Secretary of State, does that maker her a racist?”

Either way, I blame right-wing racism, and/or Matt Drudge.