Susan Rice To Become the Next National Security Adviser
Matt | On 06, Jun 2013
The current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, has effectively landed on her feet after recent scandal. I’m sure a few people in high levels of government and corporate America could take a cue from her.
On Wednesday, Ms. Rice was appointed to become the next national security adviser to President Obama. She will take the place of Tom Donilon, who resigned from his position. National Security Council aide Samantha Power will take Rice’s place as the next U.N. ambassador, if she is confirmed by the Senate.
You should remember Susan Rice from all the drama surrounding the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya last September 11. Because of unwarranted Republican criticism after the attack, Rice eventually withdrew her name from the hat to become America’s next secretary of state. Many viewed the GOP as using Rice as a ploy to get even with the president by creating a scandal — albeit one that didn’t really stick with the public.
Well, here’s the kicker in Rice’s appointment. Her new position doesn’t need Senate confirmation like secretaries of states do, so she basically has the job in the bag. Her new role puts her probably closer to the president than she would have been at the State Department. What better way to come off of a foreign security “scandal” than to assume a role handling national security?
I love it! Her detractors just cannot not handle the weight of her experience.