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Man Who Gave Nation Sarah Palin Opines On Someone Else’s Lack Of Intelligence, Qualifications

How is noted spotter of talent Senator John McCain responding to the White House’s exploratory sext of placing Susan Rice in Hillz’s sensible shoes at State?

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said on Wednesday that U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice is “not qualified” to become secretary of state and he called her claim that the deadly attack on the diplomatic facility in Benghazi was a spontaneous demonstration “not very bright.”

“She’s not qualified,” McCain said on CBS’s “This Morning.” “Anyone who goes on national television and in defiance of the facts, five days later — We’re all responsible for what we say and what we do. I’m responsible to my voters. She’s responsible to the Senate of the United States. We have our responsibility for advice and consent.”

We will outsource our response to Kevin Drum:

Rice was, in fact, properly cautious in her TV appearances. The transcripts here are crystal clear. On Face the Nation, for example, she carefully told Bob Schieffer that she couldn’t yet offer any “definitive conclusions,” but that “based on the best information we have to date” it appeared that there had been a spontaneous protest in Benghazi “as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in Cairo where […] there was a violent protest outside of our embassy sparked by this hateful video.” She then immediately added: “But soon after that spontaneous protest began outside of our consulate in Benghazi, we believe that it looks like extremist elements, individuals, joined in that effort with heavy weapons of the sort that are, unfortunately, readily now available in Libya post-revolution. And that it spun from there into something much, much more violent.” When Schieffer pressed her on whether the attack had been preplanned, or whether al-Qaeda was involved, she said directly that we simply didn’t know yet.

But what does John McCain think about this complete obliteration of his crotcheting? Let us go back to Politico and find out!

CIA-supplied talking points backed up what Rice said on the Sunday shows after the attack, according to a Washington Post report. But McCain said that was irrelevant.

“Because it was four dead Americans,” McCain said. “She told the American people on every major newscast in America. If a select committee, if appointed, clears her of any wrongdoing — besides not being very bright, because it was obvious this was not a, quote ‘flash mob.’ There was no demonstration.”

Fucking trollops, always being so “not bright” when they are in fact completely right in every detail of what they say. Also, troweling on makeup, and existing.

[Politico / Kevin Drum]

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  1. Goonemeritus

    Speaking of dashed hopes, butthurt and the like has anyone heard from Spanky 2 or any of his nom de plume?

  2. snowpointsecret

    “Because it was four dead Americans,” McCain said.

    BREAKING: McCain calls Lincoln a terrible president.

      1. FakaktaSouth

        I swear to God til DEATH is gonna mean something this fucking time. NO ONE HERE gets out alive, and so forth. Love love.

  3. Ryy

    Romney got burned on Bengahzi, what like 3 times…. including one smack-down live on public airwaves. But did that stop them? No, they went on and on about it sure that America would quickly remove Obama based on all the damning innuendo coming out of rightwing blogs about Bengahzi. Then the GOP got their ass handed to them on a plate, and NO ONE cared about Bengahzi even a little.

    And yet, a week after the election, here is McCain still warbling on about it.

    It seems the GOP has nothing, and is still determined to run on it.

      1. NorthStarSpanx

        Why not? It's as effective an outrage as Scott Brown's campaign against Elizabeth Warren's perceived heritage. And look how that turned out. : )

    1. MegPasadena

      It's like the Kevin Bacon thing. To wingnuts, everything is eventually connected to Benghazi. I mean EVERYTHING!

    1. Tommy1733

      I thought flash mobs were gangs of modern dancers who arrange whimsical performances to the delighted surprise of the other subway riders? I don't think those terrorists even know how to dance.

  4. coolhandnuke

    Is Walnuts even slightly aware that the election is over and he can stop with the uber-concern-trolling?

    1. MegPasadena

      The election is never over for Walnut. He still can't get over the fact that Bamz beat him in '08.

    1. Dudleydidwrong

      Vegetables that were overdone in the first place and are now beginning to develop mold and other distasteful elements. Shut up, Walnuts! Just shut up!

  5. ManchuCandidate

    Charles Keating
    Sarah Palin
    "I will suspend my campaign to save the economy which I know nothing about"
    "Hey, I'm going to make a low and slow pass over a heavily defended target we just bombed. It's not like I'm going to lose five and a half years of my life in a prison camp or something."

    1. Blueb4sinrise

      Oughta be a law against putting so much FAIL in one comment.
      What's left?
      Don't know which house is which?

  6. BaldarTFlagass

    “Because it was four dead Americans,” McCain said.

    How many dead sailors on the flight deck of the USS Forrestal?

  7. HRH_Maddie

    What's the difference between Susan Rice and a pitbull in lipstick? A Rhodes scholarship and an Oxford education.

    John McCain is a mean, bitter old man.

    1. weejee

      For the same reason they ask Bill O'Reily and Pat Robertson questions. For some absurd reason we peoples seem to think flatulent olde men must be smart. Maybe its a reptilian brain thingy, that to get to live to be an olde man, and not get squished by a mammoth or eaten by a saber toothed kitty, you had to be smart.

      / fluffs his gray horseshoe haircut, drools on his shirt, and heads off to chair a meeting with his fly at half-staff.

    2. Lot_49

      Because he's always available for an interview. Because he can't stand being irrelevant and being on teevee gives him the illusion that he still is. Because Arizona is a special state where people can carry loaded weapons in the open without a permit and the sun fries peoples' brains. Because he doesn't really live there. Because he doesn't like the way he was portrayed by Ed Harris in "Game Change."

      1. Wadisay

        Also, he spends his weekends in DC, because he and Cindy can't stand each other, and besides she is busy cougaring some guy who looks like Michael Bolton, pre-haircut. I also suspect no one will let him near an airplane any more, too.

      1. Beowoof

        Newt showed up on the Today show yesterday to talk about Petreaus. I thought finally they got to a topic Newt knows well.

      2. Veritas78

        He was not ashamed of being the "go-to" guy for adultery stories—he was just happy for the attention.

  8. SigDeFlyinMonky

    Sen. McWalnuts "View from the Flight Deck" : I see sheets of flame in my rearview mirror. Could be I set the deck on fire. Could be my campaign for president. Could be my reputation.

  9. BaldarTFlagass

    The right believes that the US has all that fancy tracking shit like in the Jason Bourne movies and Enemy of the State and that new Bond film. It's just movies, people.

  10. EatsBabyDingos

    Meh, I'm still chuckling about the Town Car I saw this morning with a "CLERGY" sticker in the rear window and a bumper sticker that said "Obama Nation? ABOMINATION!", like voting for Obama was like licking Dick Morris' sweaty, salt & vinegar-flavored toes

    1. i_AM_ready

      A clergy sticker? Do they still have those? Like some cop is going to let you park by a fire hydrant because you're doing critically important mumbo-jumbo blessings on a sick person and don't have TIME to park legally?

      BTW I hope you keyed the car or something.

    2. malsperanza

      That's OK, I saw a bumper sticker this morning that took care of your bumper sticker:

      Partnership for an Idiot Free America

      There was also an Obama sticker on the car. Sadly, no clergy sticker, though.

  11. Biel_ze_Bubba

    Has anyone told Walnuts that the GOP lost the election, and that Benghazi is no longer an issue outside of the Fucks Gnus echo chamber?

    1. Esteev

      Why are they still blathering on about Benghazi!? Hasn't the esteemed car thief, Darrel Issa, done enough damage?

      But seriously, on, folks are pissed that we know more about the Petraeus affair than Benghazi. As if they are remotely equitable.

  12. Lucidamente1

    Bonus points: Lindsey Graham is joining Walnuts in opposing a possible Susan Rice nomination. You know why that is?

    1. Anne_Athema

      Because Lindsey has long- lusted after Ol' Walnuts, and dreams that love will no longer be unrequited?

  13. coolhandnuke

    If Walnuts doesn't shut his mushy cakehole, I'm going to tell his Jeep driving wife that he didn't vote in the election.

  14. smellypossum

    Palin 2016!

    Now THAT would be fun! Even more fun that Perry/Newt/Santorum/Mittens clusterfuckathon from 2012.

    (Sadly, I know people who STILL think Palin was a viable choice for VP and would likely vote for her as prez. Those people are in Texas… so, secede already!)

    1. WhatTheHolyHeck

      If by launch you mean "set on fire" and by "impeachment hearings" you mean "a cross on the White House lawn", then no. They'll start right away.

  15. Defeatably_Joe

    “Because it was four dead Americans,” McCain said.

    Can somebody please remind me how many dead Americans it took for Condoleezza Rice to get the McCain stamp of approval in '05?

  16. proudgrampa

    (proudgrampa takes a deep breath, lets it out slowly)

    Senator, thank you for your service to our country, but you need to retire because you are AN IRRELEVANT OLD FART!!!!!

  17. boobookitteh

    Jeez Republicans, stop trying to make Benghazi happen. I haven't seen something fail to get this much traction since my Dad's AMC Matador going up Mt Washington.

    1. mbatch

      Every time they talk about a "special commission" on Bengazi, they mention Watergate. Or Watergate and Iran/Contra. It's basically payback time for all that nastiness the Dems put the Rethugs through thirty years ago.

  18. Tealiban

    Well gosh isn't that just like if *theoretically* Tagg Romney started a private equity firm with his dad's rich investor buddies that's sole purpose was to extract as much in government subsides as possible? Oh wait this is the Grifter Old Party after all…

  19. docterry6973

    I wish some reporter would ask him that some time.

    'Wasn't it you, Sen. McCain, who judged that Sarah Palin would be an exemplary candidate for Vice-President?' Do you stand by that judgment?

  20. Oblios_Cap

    If I had married a beer hieress, I would doing my part to drink up the kids' inheritance. McCain's an idiot.

  21. bikerlaureate

    We’re all responsible for what we say and what we do.

    Okay, unleasher-of-the-Palin.

    Would that include doubling down on an inaccurate summary of what Rice actually said?

  22. weejee

    Here is hoping that Reid shows some balls next year and takes the Senate's filbertbluster rule out behind the Capitol and terminate it with extreme prejudice. Or at least make the Repelicans squawk 24/7 forever and ever with no potty breaks to do it.

    1. GeorgiaBurning

      Effectively limiting filibusters to forty minutes, when you consider the age and gender of the typical Repub senator.

      1. malsperanza

        I believe what we are seeing from the GOP – on Benghazi, Kenyan birth certificate, revenge voting, Muslim Rev. Bill Ayers, blue dress, terrorist fist bump, and so on – IS the GOP filibuster. They've been filbing for 4 solid years now, natternatternatter, and show no sign of losing steam. Hey, if it makes them happy I'm cool wif it, as long as they keep confusing Fox & Friends for the floor of the Senate.

  23. SayItWithWookies

    Benghazi — hmm — is that the Benghazi where the GOP jumped on the Obama administration for doing something horribly wrong before they knew any of the facts and whenever any new information came out about it they would say it was further evidence of the Obama administration doing something horribly wrong regardless of whether the evidence advanced that story or not? And then when the facts became clear they accused the Obama administration of a coverup because they didn't know all the facts immediately? That Benghazi? Okay, then fuck you, John McCain.

    1. Isyaignert

      I thought you first wrote "incontinent" and that reminded me of a joke – Reporter to Sen. McCain – "Boxers or briefs?" McCain – "Depends."

  24. elgin_pelican

    Fucker still has that football I accidentally kicked over the fence. It is NOT yours, you can't keep it!

  25. nounverb911

    “Because it was four dead Americans,” McCain said.
    How many did you kill when you set the Forrestal on fire, John?

  26. LibertyLover

    “Anyone who goes on national television and in defiance of the facts…."

    How many times has Sen. McCain gone on national television in defiance of the facts, again?

  27. BarackMyWorld

    To be fair, when has knowing what you were talking bout been a prerequisite for senators to make public statements?

  28. DixvilleCrotch

    I love the fucking trollops they serve at Legal's, simply grilled, with a lemon wedge. That'll be my lunch stop today.

    Wait what were we talking about?

  29. BaldarTFlagass

    ♫ Old Man take a look at my life
    I ain't at all like you
    You need someone to quote you
    The whole day through.
    Ah, one look in your eyes
    And we can tell you're through ♪

  30. JustPixelz

    This reminds of the time Shirley Sherrod had to resign from the Agriculture Department after she gave a heartwarming speech about how she overcame an impulse to treat white farmers unfavorably because of past racism in the South. But Andrew Brietbart edited that down to "I hate whitey" or something like that. Oh the outrage on Fux News.

    Besides the identical faux outrage, both Sherrod and Rice are blah. Also female and not Mia Love.

  31. Pithaughn

    yes of course, one the few guests on Colbert that are his equal in the speaking english good dept. is not very bright. As per almost all old white guys, if you disagree with me you are dumb or maybe even dumberd.

    1. lulzmonger

      "…and believe me, I know 'not qualified' when I see try to put it a heartbeat away from the nuclear launch-codes."

      Fixed For Extra Fun!

  32. Naked_Bunny

    it was obvious this was not a, quote ‘flash mob.’

    To be fair, Republicans are experts on faux "grassroots" political movements.

  33. 69WideStance

    Several probably unrelated facts: Petraeus' last email leak was in March 2010, when he inadvertently disclosed his communications with neocon Max Boot about shoring up Petraeus' pro-Israel credentials. Under Clinton, Chris Stevens (later killed in Benghazi) led an effort to shore up U.S.-Iran relations. The release of the ridiculous Prophet video, and the Benghazi operation, occurred when Israel was looking for pre-election reason to force Obama to support a strike on Iran. The Prophet video that fomented the protests was supposedly created by Israeli Sam Bacile. Jill Kelley is Lebanese Maronite Christian.

  34. MegPasadena

    Is "not very bright" some kind of dog whistle?
    The Repubs used it on President Obama a lot as well.

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