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For a president who is already running below 30 percent on the trust-o-meter you’d think Barack Obama would be looking for a confidence boost with the public. Not so Barry from Washington. I mean, who needs credibility when you’re this good-looking?
The Asssociated Press hears from a White House source this morning that Barack Obama has finally made a move on his national-security team that has been the worst-kept secret in Washington. Tom Donilon, the national-security adviser for nearly three years, has resigned, and Obama will name a familiar face to replace him:
A White House official says Tom Donilon is resigning as President Barack Obama’s national security adviser and will be replaced by Susan Rice.
Rice is currently the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She has been harshly criticized by Republicans for her initial accounting of the attacks on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, which later proved to be incorrect. [Read]
On the upside, the Obama IRS may be too busy learning the The Boot Scootin’ Boogie to audit your taxes next year. Okay, that is totally—no, partly false. They send nasty letters and do audits for entertainment.
National security advisor doesn’t require Senate confirmation, but then again neither does president. Rice does look better in a pantsuit than Hillary Clinton, though, after trapezoidal alterations.
All right, that was totally sexist and I’ll stand in the corner for an hour, just as soon as I finish the blog. No, trust me.
Here is how the lefty blogosphere is couching the appointment this morning:
After the Benghazi attack, Rice delivered the talking points that attributed the attack to a demonstration against an Internet video that was offensive to Muslims. FBI investigators have since found evidence the mission was cased the morning before the attack and carried out by attackers linked to jihadist organizations affiliated with al Qaeda like Ansar al-Sharia.
‘Have since found evidence’? They couldn’t have had more evidence before the attack, if the terrorists had hired Steven Spielberg to script it and brought in klieg lights and megaphones to announce their intentions.
The reason only Republicans were outraged at Rice after her Sunday morning Ginsberg, is that 44 percent of American voters use Jon Stewart as their one-stop source for up-to-the-minute news. Twenty-nine percent watch Brian Williams, who is even more ridiculously hilarious.
Oh well, look at it this way: When national security is sort of an ethereal concept around the White House, it doesn’t much matter who fills the NSA chair.