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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Susan Rice Runs Afoul of Republicans..... and... anyone? anyone?

I guess I never got the whole story on Ms. Rice.

Nebraska landowner group applauds Rice's withdrawal from Secretary of State nomination 

Rice Out — Susan Rice has taken herself out of the running to be the next Secretary of State. She had run into Republican opposition for how she had portrayed the attacks that killed a U.S. ambassador in Libya.
She had also come under scrutiny by environmental and landowner groups for her ownership of up to $600,000 in stock in TransCanada, the company building the Keystone XL pipeline. Keystone would carry tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. But first the pipeline must receive a permit from the, you guessed it, Secretary of State.

Rice's conflict of interest was not mentioned in stories in the Washington Post, New York Times or Wall Street Journal. Nor were her extensive holdings in other companies active in Canadian tar sands noted. Not only are the tar sands reserves an economic issue, they are an international issue, as China has begun investing in the field.
Landowner group Bold Nebraska, which has opposed the pipeline, favored Rice's withdrawal.

Let's hear it for the press and news media.

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