During his testimony on Thursday, David Petraeus shot holes in Pepaw McCain’s Benghazi-Rice conspiracy theory. McCain thinks Susan Rice is “not very bright,” you see, because she shared CIA-approved talking points about the Benghazi attack when she did the Sunday News show circuit the weekend after the attack.
Yes, that’s right — As it so happens, the CIA approved Rice’s comments; and for anyone with a brain, that should put to bed the “Is Susan Rice History’s Greatest Monster” question.
But not for Pepaw. He is doubling down. This morning on Face the Nation, Pepaw grunted that not only does he oppose Susan Rice as potential nominee for Secretary of State, he opposes all nominations for the post, period. No one can be secretary of state until John McCain gets some answers, dammit! Answers that he could have gotten had he not been busy holding a press conference complaining about how no one will give him any answers at the same time he should have beeen attending a hearing to get the answers he demanded. Answers that he already has because David Petraeus testified that Pepaw McCain and Lindsay Graham should STFU already. Answers that other Republican assclowns have already accepted.
Confused? SO IS PEPAW MCCAIN:
SCHIEFFER: Until then, you will remain opposed to her nomination?
MCCAIN: Under the present circumstances, until we find out all the information as to what happened, I don’t think you would want to support any nominee right now. Because this is very very serious and it has even larger implications than the deaths of 4 Americans. It really goes to the heart of this whole light foot print policy that this administration is pursuing.
Please block all of President Obama’s nominations, because what we need right now as the clusterfuck in the Middle East becomes more fuck-laden, is for a bitter old man who still can’t believe he lost to That One to block the nomination of a new Secretary of State to replace Hillary Clinton.
Somebody get the man a butterscotch pudding. This crisis could use more butterscotch pudding. And perhaps a well-placed kick to the shins.
[via Think Progress]
[cross-posted at ABLC]