Okay for McCain and Graham to excuse themselves
I have been asked by some independents about the possible nomination of Ambassador Rice as the next Secretary of State. My response was that I don’t know, but let she who the cap fits wears it. It is my estimation that if nominated by President Barack Obama as the next Secretary of State, Ambassador Susan Rice will be a fabulous Secretary of State. Given her background, I have cause to believe that expertise and practical experience have habituated her soul. Even before assumption of office, despite unforeseen circumstances, she should already feel as she should be about such problems as she may have to solve in the office as the U.S. Secretary of State.
This stems from the fact that as UN Ambassador, she shares credit for the rebuilding of U.S. image following the turbulent resentment that U.S. had faced at the time that President Obama assumed his first term in office in 2009. She has tallied well ever since, until the Benghazi calamity. Despite the hint by two illustrious senators that may want to oppose her nomination, my calculation is that Ambassador Susan Rice has a robust prospect of becoming the next Secretary of State. The pre-emptive opposition so far indicated might be enough to provide grounds for the two honorable senators: John McCain and Lindsey Graham to exercise their right to excuse themselves from any hearing associated with Rice.
The reason for this is not because the senators don’t have a right to present justifiable opposition to her nomination, but, because opposition even before she was named; might be interpreted as elements of prejudice. The rhythm and diction at her senate screening; the echoes that will come out; the shapes and colors that will emerge in public view; and above all, the appeal to the public about Susan Rice’s innocence may not augur well for Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham if they were to embark on fault-finding in her hearing. I think that because McCain and Graham are among the most distinguished and most honorable senators in the U.S. Congress, they can participate in the screening of Susan Rice; as a way of promoting bipartisanship, but doing so, not with pre-judgment.