Secretary of State Hillary Clinton still plans to step down as America's top diplomat despite President Barack Obama's re-election, but will ensure a smooth transition, US officials said Wednesday.Her successor? Good question.
Current US ambassador to United Nations, Susan Rice, had been seen as one possible successor, but her reputation might now be tarnished over the fallout from the militant attack on the US mission in Benghazi, eastern Libya.Rice either lied about the circumstances of that attack, or was gullible enough to believe the video song-and-dance that obama's reelection team fed her. Either way, she's demonstrated that she is unfit for the job.
But back to Hillary.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton would have been the White House's logical choice to discuss the chaotic events in the Middle East. But administration officials said she was drained after a harrowing week consoling the families of those who died...GMAFB. More accurately, she spent the week using the families -- and bodies -- of those who died as props in a series of photo ops.
Furthermore, she wasn't too drained to skip the congressional Benghazi hearings so she could guzzle wine in Australia.
Few details of Ms Clinton's visit on Wednesday and Thursday have been revealed, but it is understood she will visit close friends...Other highlights of her trip:
- The 150-strong entourage is likely to visit Penfolds' Magill Estate for either a wine tasting session or private function.
- The entourage has booked more than 100 rooms over several floors at the Intercontinental Hotel...
Hillary is stepping down with Iran on the cusp of developing nuclear weapons, hostilities between Israel and the
Not to mention four dead Americans, including our ambassador to Libya.
Great job, Hillary.