I guess it’s a victory? Of sorts. I suspect it’s more of a victory for Hillary Clinton who managed to pay back Rice for her betrayal during the 2008 primaries.
But Susan Rice has officially withdrawn, citing the usual reason, she doesn’t want to be a distraction, which really means Obama doesn’t want her to be a distraction.
And I’m not sure putting Mr. Viet Cong in as Secretary of State, and he is very likely to be much of a victory either.
But when the cabinet consists of men of integrity and honor like Eric “New Black Panther” Holder and Arne “Fisting Kids” Duncan, suddenly Kerry doesn’t look as bad as he did back in 2004 when we could no more have imagined the present state of affairs than most people in 1913 could have envisioned the world that was coming right at them.
And Obama may still not put Kerry forward even though McCain seems rather eager for it. For one thing, there’s some bad blood there, and for another, he doesn’t want to risk the return of Senator Scott Brown. Obama had no choice but to throw Hillary a bone, but his loyalists are rather tired of the Clintonization of foreign policy and I bet Valerie Jarrett has a few good Marxists she would love to slot in there. And that’s not ruling out Chuck Hagel, who like Dracula to Kerry’s Frankenstein, is always waiting in the wings.
But between this and Hugo Chavez bleeding all over Cuba, the left can’t be feeling all that chipper right now.