sticky rice fried rice rice-a-roni rice wide shut fuck you wapoUN Ambassador Susan Rice has removed herself from consideration for the position of New Hillz, citing John McCain being a total dick as the reason.

There were plenty of reasons to be sort of FROWNY-FACE-EMOTICON about the possibility of Rice getting the top diplomatic job, mostly centered on murder bullshit in the Congo and some sort of possibly meh Keystone Pipeline nonsense. None of those reasons have anything to do with the utter horseshit spouted by John McCain, Lindsey Graham, or the other one, the new chick, or as McCain probably calls her “WHERE’S THE GIRL.”

The fact that McCain, Graham, and Where’s the Girl had “serious reservations” should have been paid as much attention as the actually serious reservations Democratic senators had faced with the nomination of John Bolton, who wanted to behead the United Nations, as ambassador to the United Nations.

Obviously now John Kerry will be our new Secretary of State, just as McCain predicted all along.

Damn, John Kerry’s gotten a lot better at that.

Also, everybody please welcome back to the Senate Mr. Senator Staple-Crotch. How can we miss him if he won’t go away?

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nounverb911 December 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Maybe Rice can run for Kerry's Senate seat now against ex-Senator Center-Fold.

actor212 December 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Brown/Rice?

Hm

miss_grundy December 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

There has to be another Democrat in Massachusetts, who could beat that centerfold jerk to take Kerry's seat. I wish Bammerz would find a better choice than Kerry. Anyone who is a friend of McCain's is not a friend of mine.

sewollef December 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Am I missing something, but didn't Elizabeth Warren defeat Scott Brown in MA?

I haz a confused now…. either that or Ima just stupid.

Barbara_ December 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Sarah Palin ate Glen Rice. Other black men named after grains that she fantasizes about: Buckwheat. O'tay!

BornInATrailer December 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm

You forgot Willie Maize and Charles Barley.

BornInATrailer December 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Oh yeah, and rapeseed (aka Kobe Bryant).

Barbara_ December 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Awesome, BornInATrailer!

DaniloTifoso December 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Too bad John McCain couldn't do that like nine years ago. We might never have had to deal with the snowgrifter…..

nounverb911 December 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm

as McCain probably calls her “WHERE’S THE GIRL.”
I thought Kelly was a boys name.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Graham was hoping it was.

Biff December 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

I am an olde, so I remember the thing called Kelly Girl…

Lascauxcaveman December 13, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I used to be a Kelly Girl, and I'm not even a girl. I was simultaneously an Adia, a MacTemp and a Western Temp, and had a lot of interesting, low paying, short term assignments in my immediate post-college years.

HRH_Maddie December 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I just hope blocking Rice wasn't some elaborate ploy to get Kerry to be SoS and give Scott Brown another chance to become the Junior Senator from Massachusetts.

SorosBot December 13, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I think it was more anger at giving such an important position to someone who has both dark skin and a vagina.

MissTaken December 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm

But Condi was a-okay because she was W's girlfriend.

BadKitty904 December 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Ew.

HRH_Maddie December 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Are you ew-ing Condi, W or vaginas?

SorosBot December 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm

"My husband – I mean President Bush" was such a great telling moment.

And Condoleeza was OK because she wasn't, you know, uppity.

Redgyal December 13, 2012 at 7:09 pm

No, she was up under….

Negropolis December 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm

You know, besides her interest in classical music and obscure Russian history and her penchant for thigh-high, dominatrix fuck-me boots. No, she's totally low maintenance and not uppity in the least. lol

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm

It was. It was.

JustPixelz December 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm

More likely Brown would be the losing candidate again. Hopefully his opponent will be someone with special professional standing so he can can him or her "Doctor" or "Captain" or "Coach" during debates.

Redgyal December 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Why? He didn't seem to do that well last time.

Supremectjester December 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

McCain ought to get Bill Clinton as the new Secretary of State–it would serve him right !

JustPixelz December 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm

That would put him in line to succession. Constitutional crisis if the right (wrong?) people do a Thelma and Louise over that financial cliff.

actor212 December 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Not necessarily. The SoS is pretty far down the list, especially when looking through the lens of history and how the presidency has never made it past the Veep.

Also, the 22nd only says he can't win election to a third term.

JustPixelz December 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I think you're right. But can you imagine how the birther-types would react. Pretty much “Hussein Obama replaces Constitution with Sharia Law”. Now that I think about it, that would be fun to watch.

Negropolis December 13, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Wouldn't it be something if someone tested this part of the Constitution? lol

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm

No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of President more than once.

As I read it, Bill could be elevated to the presidency, he just could not stand for election again.

gullywompr December 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm

A one-term rePresident, what an embarrassment.

actor212 December 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Better listen to him, he has a lawyer for an avatar!

Isyaignert December 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm

'k'na! Bill will be an awesome SOS now and first dude when Hillary wins the WH in 2016.

HouseOfTheBlueLights December 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm

No! Big Dog for SCOTUS! It would be worth it for the exploding heads alone.

skmind December 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Bill Clinton would make an excellent Secretary of State. Kerry can stay right where he is.

BadKitty904 December 13, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I *like* the sound o' that!

That appointment, alone, should eliminate a few of the withered vermin that continue to infest Congress, by way of strokes, heart attacks, et al.

HRH_Maddie December 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I do like the sound of that but too many conflicts of interest would arise when Hillary runs for president. (!!!!!!)

BornInATrailer December 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Hell, let's just pick Carter and drive them insane.

CindynEncinitas December 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm

You beat me to it. Yes, Carter for sure.

Texan_Bulldog December 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

OFFS! It's appalling that Barry is going to let Walnuts & Ham Biscuits win. Unless he plans on nominating Bill Ayers.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I just assumed they would bring out the real Osama bin Laden from the safe house that the CIA has been keeping him in. Let's see how McCain deals with that.

finallyhappy December 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm

nope, the dead Saul Alinsky

Callyson December 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Dammit, I thought we had gotten past rewarding Reeps for their temper tantrums.

BadKitty904 December 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Apparently not. Rice wasn't white enough or male enough for Walnutz (R-The Undead) & Co.

Goonemeritus December 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Scott Brown is desperately trying to buy his pickup back as we speak.

PuckStopsHere December 13, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Thrown McCain a bone. Give the job to Sarah Palin. You know, for shits and giggles.

MissTaken December 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm

And by shits and giggles, of course you mean nukes and Armageddon.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I assumed those were the names reserved for her next two children/grandchildren.

BornInATrailer December 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm

A 4 syllable name? On a Palin?

HistoriCat December 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Nah man – they're twins.

Isyaignert December 13, 2012 at 4:32 pm

"Shits and giggles" are exactly what we'd get with $arah Palin as SOS. The world would be shtting bricks of fear and simultaneously laughing at her dubmassness.

tessiee December 13, 2012 at 9:05 pm

"Give the job to Sarah Palin. You know, for shits and giggles."

Which would result in too much of the former and not enough of the latter.

edgydrifter December 13, 2012 at 4:18 pm

As a victory prize, how about giving McCain the job? Watching his misshapen head throb with unfocused rage every time "that boy" gave him marching orders would totally be worth whatever diplomatic fuckups McCain caused before stroking out.

Gratuitous World December 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I'm not in favor of how President McCain handled this situation.

BadKitty904 December 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Didn't we elect somebody else? Whatever happened to that guy, anyways?

actor212 December 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Rahm Mittens? Something like that, right?

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Romney? He left the country to spend more time with his money.

Biff December 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm

The Republicans terrorists have won.

Pragmatist2 December 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm

The correction was in order. "Republican terrorists" is redundant these days.

dadanarchistmk2 December 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Indeed. Essentially synonyms at this point.

kittensdontlie December 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Her hair style was just not a good fit for the job.

gullywompr December 13, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I don't think even Massholes are assholes enough to re-elect Staple-Crotch in another special election.

Er… right?

Isyaignert December 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm

"…Staple-Crotch…." L to the O to the L!!!

BadKitty904 December 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm

You wanna risk it???

gullywompr December 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I think so, MA is pretty blue. And old men shouldn't sit in the same seat forever….

Antispandex December 13, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Isn't there something she can be appointed to, that doesn't require congressional approval, just to piss them off? It should pay really well, and involve the ability to screw over Teapublicans. Think about it and get back to me.

carlgt1 December 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Obama needs to create an Ambassador to WhiteTrashistan (Red States) position for her…..

JustPixelz December 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm

She could run for Senate in Arizona. The debates would be fun. Watching Walnuts drool and mutter, rolling those ball bearings in his hand over and over.

Isyaignert December 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

I like that idea – kind of like when the 'cons had a tantrum over Elizabeth Warren being head of consumer protection and now she's a Senator for SIX years!! Hahahaha!!

NDeeeZ December 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm

…AND on the Banking committee. Be careful what you wish for…

fuflans December 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm

probably longer. it is MA and assuming she does a decent job, they traded a bureaucrat for senator.

political calculation FAIL.

gullywompr December 13, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Cabinet secretaries just need a simple Senate majority, can't be filibustered. If she would have been willing to put up with the bullshit, they could have done nothing at all to stop her appointment. This seems to be pretty much her own choice, so not sure she would go for a different appointment.

Barrelhse December 13, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Homie.

imissopus December 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm

National Security Adviser. I'm sort of hoping for that. If not, she stays at the UN and remains a visible part of the administration. Fuck Walnuts! in his pie hole.

RadioBitchFace December 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Old farts stink.

MonkeyHamlet December 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm

The conclusion to this saga was as obvious as white on….
Um, nevermind.

Caradeloca December 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm

If we're naming our fantasy SOS, I'm going with Bill Richardson — he's a Mexican which is bound to drive the right folks crazy, and he left Hil for Barry, on whom he's still crushing, so not too much space between them.

SayItWithWookies December 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Isn't Deval Patrick still the governor of Massachusetts? I can't imagine he'd appoint a Republican to replace John Kerry — besides, there are plenty of Democrats with the qualifications to be Secretary of State. Personally I'd like to see Dennis Kucinich get the nomination, as he's incredibly knowledgeable, focused on renewable resources, peace and cooperation, and when it was announced they'd have to peel John McCain off the ceiling.

weejee December 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm

He can, good for a short bit, but then they have to hold a special election. That's sorta how Brownie got in the first time after Teddy died, and Paul Kirk got in to vote for Obamacare (kill the filibuster), before a special election a few months later, which staple boy won.

SayItWithWookies December 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Ah — I'd forgotten the details of that, thanks. But now that Massachusettsians (?!) loathe Scott Brown, and he had to be the last Republican there, it shouldn't be a problem, right?

Anyway, Kucinich should still be a good bet, and won't have to be replaced. Alternately, there's Angelina Jolie, who could collect adorable babies as she toured the world.

SorosBot December 13, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Nah, Kucinich is way too much of a nut; I would never trust the judgement of someone who promotes the child-killing "vaccines cause autism" conspiracy bullshit.

SayItWithWookies December 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I didn't know he was riding that hobbyhorse. Maybe an Iraq war critic like Lawrence Wilkerson.

StillGoinGreen December 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm

That was all so he could get on stage and stare at Jenny McCarthy's boobs!

finallyhappy December 13, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I was very upset yesterday listening to a usually reputable news talk show because I thought they were allowing a Jenny McCarthy type anti-vax nut speak. It was actually a pro vaccine person- talking about why adults need to get boosters for DTP or T-DP as it is now called.

Biff December 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Wasn't there some skullduggery involving Dying Ted Kennedy and the Affordable Care Act, somethingsomething special elections instead of gubernatorial appointments?

carlgt1 December 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm

It's hilarious that RepugliKKKans "Swift-boated" her so that they could get Kerry, whom they invented "Swift-boating" for!

Isyaignert December 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm

The 'cons are very irony deficient.

Tommmcatt_Again December 13, 2012 at 4:27 pm

citing John McCain being a total dick as the reason.

Who among us hasn't used THAT as an excuse? It's always true, and fits multiple situations.

HRH_Maddie December 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I'd like to see Vicky Kennedy romp him by double digits on election day. Thoughts?

ManchuCandidate December 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Snap Crackle Pop, Rice crisped.

An_Outhouse December 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I nominate Ralph Nader if Noam Chomsky won't accept.

finallyhappy December 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm

not all that fond of Noam but as I have mentioned here before- his mom was my teacher in Hebrew High school for hebrew grammar(before Noam Chomsky was "NOAM CHOMSKY"). She was a tough teacher but I was also a lousy grammar student

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Obama should just say "Fuck it," nominate John Bolton, and watch the world spin down in flames.

But, seriously, Isn't there someone other than John Kerry, both because of Scott Brown, and, really, do we want to bore the rest of the world? What about that nice female member of the Muslim Brotherhood that is Hillary's lesbian lover aid? Or Sylvia Poggioli?

gullywompr December 13, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Rahm Emanuel could teach the Middle East some Chicago Way diplomacy…

HistoriCat December 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Obviously a member of the Wonkette community would be appropriate.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Dok can do it, and win the world over with ponies!

HistoriCat December 13, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I nominate ttommyunger, just so he can tell McCain to fuck off!

DCBloom December 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I'd def second that!

Nothingisamiss December 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm

ttommy for the fuck off!

tessiee December 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Fight! Fight! Fight!
/grade school/

Hera Sent Me December 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I'm a liberal's liberal and an Obamaite from early 2008. I don't think Susan Rice is qualified to be Secretary of State, for reasons unrelated to pipelines, the Congo or Benghazi.

She's a "liberal" intellectual flack. As inappropriate for a cabinet job as John Bolton or Ari Fleischer.

smitallica December 13, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Or Condoleeza Rice, who was a conservative intellectual flack.

fuflans December 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm

i wondered about that.

and i think you mean early 2007 (that's when we got hooked).

gullywompr December 13, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Explain, please, I'm interested.

LibertyLover December 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

What would we do without the antics of John McCain as entertainment?

BadKitty904 December 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Speaking for myself – be less worried and stressed.

MissTaken December 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Sleep easier at night?

SorosBot December 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

You can go to the local nursing home to watch senile old man ramble angrily and nonsensically for free.

Pragmatist2 December 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Make progress?

CindynEncinitas December 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

That's what you want in a congressional leader: antics.

ph7 December 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Just nominate her to the Supreme Court with the next vacancy.

Toomush_Infer December 13, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Only if Scalia has "the big one" and resigns first….

Limeylizzie December 13, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Can we get Rev.Wight for SOS instead? Please. Goddamn America, indeed!

Will_Panic December 13, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Kerry exits Senate, open seat is filled by Scott Brown, Scott Brown makes woop-woop noises at Warren and disrupts entire Senate. It's the circle of life, Beltway edition.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm

All right, I'm down with that scenario.

Botlrokit December 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I think I am in love with that video clip.

TheGyrus December 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I nominate Al Gore.

HouseOfTheBlueLights December 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm

This is actually a really great idea.

tessiee December 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Fuck yeah.

actor212 December 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Is it too late for the Hanoi Hilton to take him back?

LibertyLover December 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Shoot, I'd settle for him wandering aimlessly around one of his 10 houses.

LibertyLover December 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Can I assume that the Rice is Steamed now?

dennis1943 December 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm

You can assume I am………..

BigSkullF*ckingDog December 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm

We all see what you did there.

emmelemm December 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

And the goose is cooked.

MissTaken December 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Glad to see the aged-old tactic of being a whiney-ass crybaby still works in the US Senate.

mavenmaven December 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Gary Hart is totally heartbroken over this.

tessiee December 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm

*Susan* Rice, you nut head, not DONNA Rice!

Isyaignert December 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm

You are the smartest one in class today!

BadKitty904 December 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Dang, it'd be worth it just to hear Scalia squeal like a pig.

Schmannnity December 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm

You can hear that every Thursday night at Madame Maria Consentino's Italian House of Pain. And he has not denied it.

tessiee December 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Piangere, maialetto, piangere!

TR: Cry, piggy, cry!

dennis1943 December 13, 2012 at 4:40 pm

The Republican temper tantrum adds more "collateral damage"……….

SorosBot December 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I'm hoping Obama can find a brown Muslim woman to nominate for State, just to completely drive the right-wing crazy(er).

Schmannnity December 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm

How about Keith Ellison, so he can take his oath on a Koran?

SayItWithWookies December 13, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Huma!

gullywompr December 13, 2012 at 4:59 pm

You, sir, get a gold star.

DahBoner December 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm

…the next day, McCain when to the bar again. The bartender, halfway to laughing, asked "Hey! What's for dinner?"

McCain said " I want fried rice you plick"

//rimshot

Barrelhse December 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Hiralious.

Botlrokit December 13, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Palin and Brown served the same amount of time, didn't they?

Biff December 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

What's Harriet Miers doing these days, I wonder?

bibliotequetress December 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Oh. Oh that's right. Horrors.

CindynEncinitas December 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Skeet shooting with Cheney.

cousinitt December 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Michelle Obama, just for head exploding fun.

Schmannnity December 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Finally!! A white man wins something in America.

BadKitty904 December 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Has anyone suggested Rep. Keith Ellison – just to mess with the Bitter Old Men?

Allahu akbar, indeed.

jello_mold December 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm

ARG! Stop rewarding bad behavior Dems!!!!! STOP IT. NOW.

BadKitty904 December 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Didn't they learn in 3rd grade that giving in to bullies just encourages them to do worse?

DixvilleCrotch December 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Instead of the brown rice we shall have the red potatoes.

BadKitty904 December 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Thanks to the cracked Walnuts.

tessiee December 13, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Aren't the red potatoes old?
Oh, wait; no, they're quite new.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 13, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I've got the solution. Doesn't Meg's McCain and her sweater puppies need a real job?

elgin_pelican December 14, 2012 at 11:50 am

No, leave her on the interwebs where she belongs! I can't fap to a State Department employee!

emmelemm December 13, 2012 at 4:52 pm

The alt-text is almost like a beat poem or something.

Monsieur_Grumpe December 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm

You know who else eats rice? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18-xvIjH8T4

nonbeliever7 December 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm

For all you wonketeers that are typically too grumpy/drunk/wasted to watch to the end of the clip (yea, you know who you are)…you must see Kerry pwn Walnuts. A thing of beauty.

OneYieldRegular December 13, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I'm no historian, and even less of a gambler, but I'm willing to bet big that history will not treat John McCain kindly.

ChillBill December 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm

At the end of the day, Barry was still reelected and still gets to pick the S.o.S. So go head, enjoy your little victory lap, Wingnuts.

gullywompr December 13, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Correct. But the appointee has to want to accept. Some people just get tired of being bullied.

ChrisM2011 December 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm

It's about time conservatives went after Rice for ignoring warnings of an attack detailed in a report she was given. Who knows if 9/11 would have happened if they had taken them seriously.

I mean we are talking about Condoleezza, right?

CommieLibunatic December 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Go to Hell, McCain. There isn't much else to say.

mormos December 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

GODDAMN YOU SUSAN RICE WHY ARE YOU GIVING IN TO THESE PEOPLE'S BULLSHIT!!!

IF YOU GIVE IN TO THEIR TANTRUMS THEY WILL JUST CONTINUE TO BE ASSHOLES!

so pissed right now… Barry had better not nominate Kerry.

EDIT: okay, I'm done throwing a tantrum about people throwing tantrums now.

mormos December 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I'd go shove my foot up Graham's ass for this but I'm sure he'd enjoy it.

whiskeybaby December 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm

And John Kerry once more Lurches into view…

neiltheblaze December 13, 2012 at 5:59 pm

She's "abrasive", doncha know. That's Republican for "uppity beatch."

John Bolton, on the other hand, is a model of equanimity and sobriety.

commiegirl99 December 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Eh, honestly, my aunt (who is the most abrasive woman I have ever met, and who is a JEW to boot) is a bigtime Dem Barryista/Clintonista, and she doesn't think Rice has the temperament either.

Of course, only a Democrat would actually care about that.

glamourdammerung December 13, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Kerry taking the SoS slot after this garbage would be the biggest screw up that he did.

And this is the guy that picked John Edwards as his running mate.

dadanarchistmk2 December 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I nominate Jeremiah Wright just to give the next nominee that little extra pinch of "Fuck You, Walnuts."

NinjaCat_Baba December 13, 2012 at 7:08 pm
sewollef December 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Aah, that explains it. Thanks miss g.

Being a Brit, sometimes I miss the nuances of the US electoral system, even though I've been living here for nearly 10 years now.

I'm still learning.

Lascauxcaveman December 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Well, that might work, but it also might not. Staplecrotch got about, what, 46% of the vote? This is despite coming out as a total dick running against our Petite Pocahontas. So he's popular enough to win if he takes the high road against a not-very-strong D candidate *coughCOAKELYcough*.

I like John Kerry exactly where he is right now. Unless we can re-animate Teddy Kennedy's corpse, clone Al Franken or something.

Come here a minute December 14, 2012 at 6:04 am

Conan O'Brien for Senate!

bibliotequetress December 13, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Tangential: Last time, I volunteered in the campaign against Senator Stapledick so that Elizabeth Warren would be elected. This time, I will volunteer in the campaign against Senator Stapledick because not only is he a republican, but he is an asshole. As I learned in the last campaign.

MissNancyPriss December 13, 2012 at 8:54 pm

You are genius.

fuflans December 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm

it would be awesome if he lost again.

Gleem McShineys December 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm

"AWW MAC, I'M JUST FUNNIN' YA!"
*pokes him in the chest then flips his nose as McCain looks down*

deanbooth December 13, 2012 at 8:42 pm

It's a sad state of affairs that we can't rule out Lieberman. Or am I being a Gloomy Gus?

fuflans December 13, 2012 at 9:05 pm

would he have to run again or would the replacement be nominated?

speaking as someone from the state with the 'fucking golden thing'…

fuflans December 13, 2012 at 9:18 pm

he should nominate susan rice to head the consumer protection bureau

Negropolis December 13, 2012 at 10:20 pm

McCain Eats Rice?

In his fucking, fevered dreams, he does.

littlebigdaddy December 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm

OK, is there any reason that we would WANT the other Rice as SoS? She is a patsy to small-time dictators, she has an authoritarian personality, and she really is not that smart. BB is not always right in his choice of allies. (I am willing to be excommunicated from the church of tossing BB's salad for this).

Negropolis December 13, 2012 at 10:48 pm

"and she really is not that smart."

Excuse me, but what the fuck?!

Clearly, a lot of support for her was in opposition to unfair characterizations…and I don't mind that. State is a department that can be successfully ran with a wide skillset, and Rice was no worse than the rest. Hillary wasn't exactly the most suited for the job, either, and she still made a helluva SoS.

The point is that you don't double-down on some one and then toss them. This was a test of loyalty and will and Obama failed, plain and simple regardless of who the candidate happened to be.

Negropolis December 13, 2012 at 10:30 pm

What I'm wondering from the president is why thrown down like your at the schoolyard and then back off? Why not at the very least give her a vote in the Senate? If she lost, the blame would be on the Republicans.

She didn't step down from this; she was pushed.

HobbesEvilTwin December 13, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I busted my ass getting the votes out for Warren. Fuck you Demorat party if you help return the Senatorfold to DC.

Negropolis December 13, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Democratic, por favor. We don't use that other framing, not even as a joke.

HobbesEvilTwin December 13, 2012 at 10:56 pm

If you can't handle the joke, the fucktards have won.

BTWBFDIMHO December 14, 2012 at 1:49 am

That pic…, looks like something is out of place, her dress? her hair? her necklace? It's like when someone adds layers on photoshop that don't make sense together.

Supremectjester December 14, 2012 at 8:28 am

Or how about Barney Frank for Secretary of State? That would also rile up the Gee Oh Pee, unless Obama is saving the Harvard Law grad for the Supreme Court to sit next to Scalia.

CindynEncinitas December 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Barney's going to be a Supreme. And he'll know all the words to all the songs. Friday night dance par-tays in chambers. So delicious!

What about Robert Kennedy, Jr.? I heart him a really lot.

Supremectjester December 14, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Yes he's good, too. I was in Federal Court one day when he argued a Riverkeeper case. But he wouldn't annoy McCain or Scalia as much as Barney Frank would.

docterry6973 December 14, 2012 at 9:52 am

McCain eats Rice? Well if he won't I <comment deleted because writer is a pig.>

southernboyman December 14, 2012 at 10:06 am

McCain has a job for her under his desk, a position last held by that AK hillbilly…

Smithboy December 14, 2012 at 11:11 am

John McCain is still suffering from PTSD.

mosjef December 14, 2012 at 11:13 pm

The man has Metamucil in his veins

BadKitty904 December 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm

The first two.

I have no prob with 'ginas. Hells, I was born in bed with a woman, ya know…

HistoriCat December 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I'll just keep Mrs. Kucinich company while he's up there.

StillGoinGreen December 13, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Fire in the HOLE!!!

Comment Note: I read your comment on my lousy commute from Addison, TX (swanky burb north of Dallas) to my home in Westlake (swanky burb west of Dallas – 25 miles, 1.0 hrs min) and had to look at those little smartphone images for almost TWO HOURS until I got home to me big screen!! Being Irish, i rish I had a ginger stacked that tall and lovely!

AlterNewt December 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I like that idea a lot.

HistoriCat December 14, 2012 at 9:51 am

Redheads – nothing but kryptonite!

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