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Please I need some education on the Susan Rice saga.  She says that she has been a public servant all her life.  I think this is great.  But then I ask myself, where then did she get the money for all her investments in Canada etc?  I even seem to recollect that I saw figures that put her in the Romney league.  I have no complaints that she may be a rich woman.  But I am curious to know that if she did not run a business, did she inherit all this money? I also wonder is being a  Rhodes Scholar a guarantee of something? Is influence or demographics got nothing to do with it.

Before you get me wrong, I am an old black woman who is struggling to understand what Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell and Dan Rather are saying. Neither of them said anything about Keystone etc but rather (please excuse the pun) that somehow President Obama has let her down.

I don't think he has.  I feel that he knows which battles to fight.

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  •  okay - you live in switzerland (your previous (1+ / 0-)
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    diaries and profile) so i changed my initial reaction.  

    i don't think one's investments or wealth has anything to do with one's capability and qualifications.  i think you are on the wrong issue here.

    the real issue is that a woman with great experience (u.n. ambassador for the u.s.) and competency was targeted unfairly and viciously.  her statement sums it up - it is a distraction to this nation and harmful to our country.

    why did mccain and graham attack her?  my gut feeling is that not only was she a woman, she was a BLACK woman - the summation of their bigotry and mysogeny.  

    being a southern woman of the era where women were supposed to "know their place" - this attack on rice takes me back to that disgusting time.  and who transported me and the nation (along with rice) - mccain and graham, that's who!

    •  Their rationale is bogus as usual (0+ / 0-)

      However, for me, Rice's Keystone XL connection is troubling. I had favored her until I learned this.

      Although I know many people dissociate their souls from their investments, it seems to me especially wrong to invest in and profit from the rape of the earth.

      •  most investments are not controlled by the holder (1+ / 0-)
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        of the stocks.  those are in a portfolio and managed by brokers.

        i think that rigidity in recognizing that can be a problem in furthering discussions about issues.

        that said, i am glad many organizations pulled their investments in south africa during aparteid... picking and choosing when made aware of problem issues is valid - and questioning why investments are in troubling areas is also valid.

  •  her father was emmett rice, who was probably (0+ / 0-)

    rich.  he was an economist who was a member of the federal reserve, and also worked in international finance organizations (world bank, central bank of nigeria, reserve bank of india).  worked for LBJ and carter.  he died in 2011.  he was also one of the tuskegee airmen.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    http://www.nytimes.com/...

    really amazing career

  •  Those crazy fucks will not stop here. (0+ / 0-)

    Soon enough, one of those bastards will push for a Congressional hearing in the matter, just to drag her through more mud, and another will demand her resignation as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

    •  No, I think they're done with her. (3+ / 0-)
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      McShame "proved" his relevance, Graham proved that he could beat up a woman and she limped off the field.
      Plus the thugs got what they want: Kerry is the next name up. And if he's pulled from the Senate, Scott Brown has a chance to take his seat.
      Personally, I hope that Obama picks someone else, if fr nothing else than to frustrate the bas+ards.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 01:44:48 PM PST

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      •  What about Joe Sestak? (0+ / 0-)

        That would drive the GOP into a frenzy, with Kerry staying put as Senator.

        •  Sestak? (0+ / 0-)

          Has he been retired from the Navy long enough to be SecDef?  That would be cooler than Hagel, tho' if there are to be big military cuts, it would be best I suppose for a Repub. to preside over them.

          I don't know enough about Sestak to judge if he has the chops for State, which I believe Kerry certainly does.  My dark horse for State to keep Kerry in the Senate would be former president-elect Al Gore.  Instantly send message that Obama 2.0 aims to get serious about climate change.

          If Kerry is Obama's choice, I am not so scared of Scott Brown as to be pulling for Obama not to choose Kerry, but Gore, if he were up for it, could be an electrifying choice....

          "I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." --Thomas Jefferson

          by penncove on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 07:28:59 PM PST

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