11.30.12 Susan Rice: global warming bad guy
Just because John McCain is evil, doesn’t ipso facto mean that any and everyone he targets is good.
(It infuriates me that McCain retains any power or audience at all after he, Mr. “Country First,” tried to put Sarah Palin a heart attack away from leading the country — an act of treason, if you ask me.)
Yeah, McCain, Lindsey Graham, et al. have been playing politics with the country’s diplomacy by going after Rice, for the HUGE CRIME of believing CIA reports that the Benghazi attack was spontaneous and saying so ONE SINGLE TIME on TV. I gotta ask: what the fuck difference does it make that first impressions about the nature of the attack were one thing and reality turned out to be a another, especially when the GOP had cut funding for diplomatic security?
I was already coming to the conclusion that, as unjustified as the GOP’s lynching was, it would be stupid of Obama to waste political capital on saving Rice, when there are one or two other things to spend that capital on. But now this: a New York Times report that Rice and family own between $300k and $600k of stock in . . . TransCanada, the firm that wants to build the global-warming and ground polluting Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico.
Not only is Rice yet another member of the disgusting 1% club* (given that she has enough wealth to have that much of it invested in one company). Not only does she own a share of one giant evil-doer in the global warming industry. But as secretary of state, it would be her job to determine whether the pipeline goes forward!
So, I say, drop Susan Rice like a hot potato and turn to John Kerry. Yeah, Kerry is another one with plutocrat wealth, but at least he doesn’t seem (yet) to be actively promoting global warming.
*Yes, I am actively engaging in class warfare. Got a problem with that?!
©2012 Keith Berner