Liberals have a Susan Rice dilemma

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    US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice is now facing attack from leftist environmentalist groups calling for her to be disqualified from consideration for Sec'y of State.
    The reason for the Tree Hugger hissy fit? Seems Ms Rice has quite a portfolio of stocks and other investments in the Oil Industry. Particularly the Trans Canada Oil pipeline.
    That is HER RIGHT to do so.
    As Sec'y of State, Rice would be able to make decisions regarding international commerce. The now stalled in political never never land Keystone Pipeline would be once such international project.
    The Environmentalist groups claim Rice could enrich herself by having decision making authority in such matters.
    Susan Rice under fire from left for investments in Keystone pipeline firm | Fox News
    Susan Rice faces conflict-of-interest backlash over TransCanada stock | World | News | National Post

    Will lefties continue to circle the wagons? Or will they eat their own?
    The fact that Rice could either divest her holdings or simply recuse herself is not the issue.
    The issue is the fact that Obama and his advisers MISSED this when Rice was supposedly being vetted for the nomination of Sec'y of State.
     
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    Rice has investments in foreign oil interests. It's not a bad thing, but to democrats it should be, after all if Rice were a republican it would.

    Rice has been supporting terrorists since 1998 when she helped them bomb the Embassy in Africa. For that alone she shouldn't be secretary of state.
     
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    It would be nice if he actually NOMINATED Rice before this became an issue. Not that this is going to be an issue, as Keystone will just move the pipeline out of the disputed area.
     
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    She also has investments in Iranian oil interests, not to mention all the other baggage she has.
     
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    If you think the dispute is over the route of the pipeline you are even dumber than you think.
     
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    The swirl surrounding Rice should be a clear indication to the President he need not nominate Ms Rice.
     
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    I have come to the conclusion since hearing that Rice had access to all of the presidents daily intel briefings where it was sure to be found out sooner or later that she knew that what she was saying in public was not what she read in those briefings, that she was set up as a stalking horse, there fore she will not be nominated and I seriously doubt no matter what obama ever told her , he ever planned to nominate her the day the thought of sending her out there on those Sunday shows.

    There is no way ( and was no way) they were/are going to allow a senatorial forum on what will turn out to be a Benghazi feeding frenzy, that speaks either to her incredible loyalty to obama, incredible hutzpah thinking she could pull it off, or incredible stupidity.

    I have to say, if she was indeed set up as a lightning rod, I have to admit a grudging admiration of obama team, they will get exactly what they want, ala sec state, they could trot out Cynthia McKinney and after all the crap over Rice, she'd get it:lol: Kerry is a shoo in.
     
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    Care to make it interesting?
     
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    What, a bet that they will or not? sure, sig of choice, no obscene graphics or language......2 weeks. *shrugs*

    Let me know if we're on via PM.
     

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