This could get interesting. From National Journal:
Senior Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday made crystal-clear their opposition to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as a nominee for [S]ecretary of State. Speaking at the Washington Ideas Forum, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., criticized Rice’s faulty explanation of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Libya.
McCain said point-blank that he would oppose the nomination of Rice to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Asked if he would do anything to block her, including filibuster, he bluntly answered “yes.”
Graham added: "I don’t trust her.”
“I think she was a political choice, telling a political narrative, and either she didn’t know the truth about Benghazi—so she shouldn’t have been on T.V.—or she was spinning it,” Graham said. He said he wouldn’t “promote” anybody involved in the “Benghazi debacle.”
The current Beltway scuttlebut has Rice succeeding Clinton at Foggy Bottom and John Kerry taking up residency at the Pentagon. These things can be -- often are, in fact -- wrong, but just the fact that these names are being considered is insightful. Imagine an Obama second term where the nation's chief diplomat is a woman who can't bring herself to acknowledge self-evident (Jay Carney's words, not mine) terrorist attacks and the head of the Defense Department is a man who once proudly claimed to have thrown away his medals.
Scared yet, Tehran? I didn't think so.