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And welcome to FOX News Sunday panel plus with bill press told Bob Woodward Kimberly -- -- Charles -- may be the most interest thing.
And -- there were a lot of interesting moments as last legal one of the most interest thing.
Was when President Obama responded to a question about Susan Rice and the attacks on her.
From people like Lindsey Graham and John McCain's saying that they absolutely would filibuster her nomination.
If she's nominated to replace Hillary Clinton in high dodge and -- if they wanna go after some -- -- go after me.
-- that interest in a variety of levels may be as shovel re maybe I can genuinely 'cause I know he is close to Susan Rice but.
Doesn't that almost force them now to name her as the secretary of state because he doesn't look like he's -- I wonder if John Kerry Clark -- a press conference you know I felt I was sad I felt -- -- don't plummet for a moment there.
It sure seemed that way to me that he was so really throwing down the gauntlet in favor Susan Rice.
And you know even without this whole Libya part.
She would have been controversial she is known around town for being a little.
Sharp elbow and known too well assert her views and very forceful way that doesn't necessarily -- you know respect -- -- sensitivity is all the time and there was there was going to be an argument about her.
Anyway now with Libya.
Peace on top of that I think.
He is inviting.
Or saying he's willing to have a conflict with the senate if you -- answers to the job.
At at a time -- when.
As brother Woodward says here we may have six weeks that shook the world over fiscal reform.
Do you really want to get into a big I understand they're separate planes big confirmation battle congresses and.
Rice and look to -- maybe the kind of insurance would have -- before he decided to choose her and send her out for all the Sunday talk shows and have her give this line which they clearly had her -- You know -- the question is did they actually specifically choose her to do this because she wasn't -- and then they can just have her say what they had her saying there will be able -- Plausible deny ability there at this ever came to pass the way that hasn't said she only ever got -- unclassified -- But the reality is as she was their chosen spokesman and they putter out there to do and someone has to take responsibility for that now.
And it could well be her in the senate confirmation battle and I think you're right I don't know if they necessarily want to go through that when they're going to be trying to sort of walk carefully with the other side on the fiscal -- question.
Bob what you likable.
And if I -- I suspect that she.
You know may not get nominated.
It's very important in bill and I were talking about this you have senator.
Secretary of state Clinton who really is given stature to the job -- you've got to put somebody in their remember Clinton.
He that you you've got to have somebody it is secretary of state who really is gonna -- carried the ball for you Madeleine Albright did for Clinton.
She came from being UN ambassador bill was not.
Figure it all Susan Rice clearly isn't one of the lessons of this.
For her or for anyone is when you open your mouth.
Make sure that it's not just the talking points that the White House handed you she had access to all -- classified information she could've looked.
That talking points and said you know what's here maybe -- better hedge a little bit turns out she did hedge.
In her appearance on those five shows but didn't -- enough so.
The question then turns to.
Does she do her homework does she digging into things or does she just go out and do what somebody and ended.
Obviously that the famous cautionary tale is secretary of then secretary of state Colin Powell.
Who I suspect will go to his grave regretting what he said at the UN back and 2000 that would WMD run direct but interestingly enough.
Powell didn't do his homework and -- ask questions about it it turns out didn't go deep enough.
-- if I were advising President Obama which despite its own right now I know I can't just say yeah.
Already -- -- very active.
I'm I would say why did you have a reasonably successful first of politically speaking.
And foreign policy the says that he ended up you know helping -- apparently about foreign policy in the presidential election not the usual position for democratic.
It's because he went very bi partisan and very sort of high stature if you think about it with Hillary Clinton with keeping Bob gates Leon Panetta to CIA.
Even Jim Jones -- work out so well but at least he began with a prestigious that a bipartisan -- as national security advisor.
And he he did didn't go with every Democrat -- supportive of the campaign in the highest level positions I think it helped him politically.
And I would -- given the challenges he faces -- politically and substantively by following that model in a second term.
I don't know that he's inclined to do with that I think second term is typically this is my second terms that work out so well.
Second term is typically when you say hey the guy's been woman's been -- me for 568 years.
We need to order and I therefore think he may well nominate Susan Rice.
And we may get that kind of appointment at the other agencies.
I think that won't be good honestly for his administration and it will be the for the country these I just don't think you're dealing with the same level of you know when you have gates Petraeus.
Jim Jones you've got people with a lot of experience and don't all think their job is to be boil some staff members to present you know staffers in the sense -- the president.
Relocate us back to -- the -- of state he'll be finished with his book.
He will be looking around your silly thing he would do -- -- I decided I will not always says no but then when the president gets him in the room he says yes and and let's look at it from the other point of view is there a downside to the Republican Party if they follow through on -- rat.
-- McCain and Graham and.
Filibuster system they watched as if -- if he nominates -- my view.
They'll be one sort of contentious hearing mentioned that confirmed -- really had they not gonna confirmed the UN ambassador.
What do you think over the US ambassador to UN is that you know she served for four years -- that -- scandals.
Because -- test -- because she went on TV shows and repeated what seemed to have been the talking points or regulatory it's not I don't think it's optimal behavior as as if I were advising.
President Obama might look elsewhere if you do and we're only now that I mean I really and I do not believe that we'll end up being able to filibuster and I don't believe they'll hold -- 45 Republicans against her on an actual confirmation.
I'm out I must say I thought you're saying going on TV shows us is that I have a minor thing you have to do that that's a great response to -- -- yeah my daughter I'm growth is the only point he says that on you we're -- -- The -- thank -- -- -- please check in with us throughout the -- let us know what you think about Susan -- what she did what about the possibility.
Thursday secretary of state and Republican threats that filibuster.
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