Rice regretfully withdraws her name from contention for Secretary of State, having been foully and unfairly wronged by the evil, racist, misogynist Republicans.
Ace has already written pretty much what I have to say on the matter.
And now that John Kerry is the top contender, I’ll recycle this, which I wrote exactly a month ago, when his name was up for Secretary of Defense:
If true, this would be another example of what a keen sense of humor Obama has. For what better way to enrage the majority of conservative men who served in Vietnam long ago? They harbor enormous resentment toward Kerry for his Winter Soldier hearings (perceived by many to be based on exaggerations and outright lies), accusations of widespread American war crimes, and communicating with the enemy as some sort of self-nominated unofficial ambassador in Paris.
That Obama guy, he’s a real stitch.
One unexpected consequence of a Kerry appointment, however, would be that in the election to fill his senate seat, Scott Brown would probably get another shot at becoming a senator from Massachusetts, this time alongside his new colleague, Elizabeth Warren.