November 29, 2012

YA THINK? WaPo: Fight over Susan Rice holds political risks for White House. “Even moderate Republican and onetime Rice supporter Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) declined to offer her backing after their 75-minute private session Wednesday.” You’ll notice that she’s not getting much help from Dem Senators, either. And given the failure of her high-profile meetings to win over critics, she hasn’t demonstrated much in the way of hands-on diplomatic skills. . . .

UPDATE: Neil Munro: Obama throws Rice at media, distracts reporters from White House silence on Egypt. “White House officials have reignited the post-Benghazi furor over a low-budget anti-Islam YouTube video just as President Barack Obama’s signature Muslim-outreach strategy is facing a disastrous and humiliating collapse on global TV.”