Fox News' Kirsten Powers nails Obama's "silly, sexist" defense of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice:
"It's absurd and chauvinistic for Obama to talk about the woman he thinks should be Secretary of State of the United States as if she needs the big strong man to come to her defense because a couple of Senators are criticizing her.
Believe it or not, Rice isn't the first potential Cabinet nominee to be opposed by members of Congress up on the Hill. Obama also left out the inconvenient detail that there is another senator who has Rice in the crosshairs: Sen. Kelly Ayotte. But perhaps a female Senator holding Rice accountable didn't sound menacing enough in the era of the "War on Women."
As the president expressed outrage over the atrocity of members of Congress holding administration officials accountable, he said, "I'm happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador? Who had nothing to do with Benghazi?"
Feast on those words for a second: The U.N. Ambassador had "nothing to do with Benghazi." At this point, the White House press corps should have flown into a frenzy, demanding to know why a person who had nothing to do with Benghazi was put on five Sunday talk shows as...the face of Benghazi!
Obama also left out the inconvenient detail that there is another senator who has Rice in the crosshairs: Sen. Kelly Ayotte. But perhaps a female Senator holding Rice accountable didn't sound menacing enough in the era of the "War on Women."Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/11/15/president-obama-silly-sexist-defense-susan-rice/#ixzz2CMDJgsRk
Update: Da Tech Guy makes a similar point about Senator Ayotte here: http://datechguyblog.com/2012/11/15/kelly-ayotte-the-invisible-senator-at-the-benghazi-eventenator/
Here are McCain, Graham, and Ayotte announcing the plan to ask for a temporary select committee. I appreciate Senator McCain's leadership on this and other military-related issues.