12/17/2012 10:45 am ET

Susan Rice Should Get Used To That High Road

In the wake of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's withdrawal from the running for Hillary Clinton’s job, Rice's allies have been quick to chastise Senate Republicans who politicized her appointment, perhaps with the hope of giving Scott Brown a chance at Rice runner-up John Kerry’s Senate seat. Madeleine Albright, a lifetime friend, told the Huffington Post that her treatment was “appalling.” President Obama said that he deeply regrets the unfair and misleading (Get it?) attacks on Rice. But not Rice. Although she’s known for her bluntness and her bird-flipping, it’s hard to imagine a more dignified and graceful exit from this brouhaha than her Washington Post op-ed today.

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