Rice, you’ll recall, was the designated stooge behind the deliberate Benghazi lying campaign, whose egregious misdirection cost her the Foggy Bottom appointment that she felt she so richly deserved. Unconfirmable, she’s now been handed a gig that does not require Senate approval — Clinton hack James Carville rightly called it an “in-your-face appointment”:
My guess is that he wanted her to be Secretary of State and he felt like she kind of got railroaded there and this is kind of in your face appointment, but he obviously thinks a great deal of Ambassador Rice. Like I say, he wanted her to be Secretary of State. She’s not confirmable and it’s like a message that he’s going to stick by. He views her as a competent person and probably as a friend of his. You know, I think it’s an in your face appointment and he feels good about making it.
And good luck to the Republicans on the Hill getting the new National Security adviser to testify about Benghazi now. Should’ve struck while the iron was hot, lads.
As for birds two and three, I’ll leave it to my PJ colleagues to unpack the implicit antisemitic and anti-Israel nature of the Power appointment; the Irish-born Ms. Power is married to Harvard egghead Cass Sunstein, proving once again that leftists, like rock stars and supermodels, tend to travel in packs and marry each other because they never meet anybody else. But surely Hillary Clinton, who’s clearly now being fitted for the fall guy jacket regarding Benghazi, must be seething.
Weep for your country, and pass the popcorn — 2016′s going to be fun. Will Hillary run against Bush, Obama, or both?