12/03/2012 03:47 pm ET

Susan Rice For Secretary Of State: 31 People Republicans Would Rather Nominate (PHOTOS)

Republicans (or at least John McCain) really, really don't want Susan Rice to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State when Clinton leaves her post next month, as it's widely expected that Obama will nominate the diplomat sometime soon. Instead, they want John Kerry, presumably so they can look back on all that Purple Heart mockery stuff and just laugh and laugh.

But while Kerry is their top choice, it seems like they'd take anyone over Susan Rice, who is unfit for office because she went on Meet the Press or something. Were any of the following non-Susan Rice people nominated by President Obama, Republicans wouldn't be able to vote to confirm them fast enough.

Who Do Republicans Prefer Over Susan Rice?