Washington Musical Chairs

It’s senior-level Musical Chairs time at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., with the just-announced resignation of National Security Adviser Tom Donilon. In some enjoyable rubbing-salt-in-Republican-sore amusement, the White House is appointing embattled Benghazi piñata United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice to succeed Donilon. Experienced former White House human rights adviser, Prof. Samantha Power is the nominee-apparent to go to New Yawk City as Ambassador to world body to fill Dr.… [Read more]

Susan Rice as National Security Adviser

National Security Adviser director Tom Donilon is resigning. That may not be big news to some; the bigger news is that Pres. Obama is set to appoint Susan Rice to the position.

The Phoenix Rises…Susan Rice at the NSA

Last year Ms. Rice was expected to be nominated to become the next Secretary of State to replace outgoing Secretary Hillary Clinton, but Republicans vehemently blocked her prospective nomination after criticising her for presenting talking points — after the attack in Benghazi that resulted in the death of four Americans including a U.S.… [Read more]

Let’s wait before we slam the POTUS’ picks for lack of diversity

Criticism is often offered before people know exactly what they are criticising; that goes for politics, interpersonal relationships and it’s certainly evident in social media interactions. Case in point: recent criticism over President Obama’s picks to fill his cabinet have reminded me very much of those people who see an article posted on Facebook and then make comments based on solely on the title without ever having read the article to which it’s attached.… [Read more]

Driving away talent: A new Senatorial low.

After an election which raised the number of women in the Senate to a historical peak of 20, freshman Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) effectively cooked her own goose playing a third rate Ann-Margaret understudy in the latest Republican remake of Grumpy Old Men to block a highly qualified Susan Rice from a conjectural Secretary of State nomination to make political points.… [Read more]

McCain’s Agenda and the Inquisition of Susan Rice: Shooting the Messenger.

“Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?” ~ John Belushi (1949-1982), National Lampoon’s Animal House

Did the normally restrained President Obama learn some “ya wanna a piece of me” South Shore bluster from his pre-Election Day Hurricane Sandy bromance with Joisey Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)? Or did our Chief Executive stand up for a competent staffer instead of throwing her under the bus for cheap political points?… [Read more]