Sunday, November 18, 2012

Maureen Dowd: 'The President’s Fierce defense of Rice Had Virile Flare'

The money quote from Maureen Dowd: Is Rice Cooked? 

The president’s fierce defense of Rice had virile flare. But he might have been better off leaving it to aides, so he did not end up going mano a mano with his nemesis John McCain on an appointment he hasn’t even made (though now Obama might feel compelled to, just to prove that he can’t be pushed around), and so he could focus on fiscal cliff bipartisanship... The president’s protecting a diplomatic damsel in distress made Rice look more vulnerable, when her reason for doing those shows in the first place was to look more venerable.