It looks as though either the Clinton or Kerry camp got to Milbank. What a partisan-fed hit job on Susan Rice.
"[S]he appalled colleagues by flipping her middle finger at Richard Holbrooke during a meeting with senior staff at the State Department"? Yeah? And? Everybody, at some point, once told the overbearing Holbrooke to go fuck himself. So what?
Rice also had the temerity, Milbank reminds us, to defect from Clinton to Obama in '08. Shocking. And to question Clinton's insane support of the Iraq war. Atrocious. And to call John McCain "reckless." Ghastly. And to openly scrutinize the G.W. Bush/Europe-aligned policy on Iran's weapons program. Oh dear the smelling salts, please.
Maybe Rice isn't Obama's top choice for State. Maybe Rice shouldn't be Obama's top choice for State. Maybe the manufactured Benghazi controversy has done its work and poisoned her nomination beyond cure. I don't know. What I do know is that Susan Rice's career should not be judged by some vulgar, schoolyard defamation campaign led by a Beltway Walter Winchell.