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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, December 14, 2012

Sec State

So they got her scalp to nail to the wall.  As others have noted, having torpedoed a woman of color for State over BS charges is just part of the 21st GOP "outreach" strategy.  They just can't help themselves.

The cynical part of me worries that McCain helped torpedo her in order to make John Kerry Secretary of State.  I agree with Charlie Pierce that Kerry should turn it down.  He won't, but it would be great if he did.

Looks like we're headed for Chuck Hagel as SecDef, so it would be nice to see a strong liberal voice at State.  In that regards, Kerry is a good choice.  Still, Hagel and Kerry would just be more of those aging Boomers playing out the psycho-dramas of the Vietnam Era.

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