They just can't stop themselves. Even after Fox, John McCain and the right wing have been completely discredited with their fake outrage over what happened during the attacks in Benghazi back in September, they're just going to keep beating this horse long after it's dead. Case in point, here was Fox's Greta Van Susteren and the Quitta From Wasilla, Sarah Palin, with more over the top attacks against Rice.
As I noted in my other post, there are legitimate questions that she ought to be asked if she is nominated for Secretary of State, one being investments in the companies involved in the Keystone pipeline, and I've read some other articles questioning investments in firms with ties to Iran. If they want to ask her questions about what companies she and her husband are investing in and whether there are conflicts of interest there, by all means, have at it during the hearings. But this nonsense over these Benghazi attacks is so over the top, it's frankly just giving me a giant headache seeing them still going after her in this manner.
What was even more disgusting than the interview with Palin was the intro above, where they took footage of various members of Congress, and intentionally made them look like something out of a horror movie. Be afraid... be very afraid!!! Those evil, scary black women were standing up for Susan Rice and heaven forbid calling out Grandpa McGrumpy for the fact that racism and sexism might just possibly have something to do with his attacks on Susan Rice. The horror!
As to Van Susteren's interview with Palin, you can read more about that over at Mediaite, where, par for the course as we've come to expect from most of their posts where Fox "news" is involved, it was pretty well substance-free over whether Van Susteren or Palin had an ounce of legitimacy to their complaints (they don't), was just more of the same that we've already heard from McCain's carping to the media. He's got questions. They haven't been answered. When is the administration going to let everyone know who changed the talking points? But, as Rachel Maddow already pointed out this week, those questions for the most part, have already been answered.
The ones that haven't will be during the upcoming Congressional hearings and one hell of a lot faster than we ever got any answers, if any, about the attacks on 9/11 that happened on George W. Bush's watch, but don't dare bring that up to any Republicans, because they'll just dismiss any comparisons to how they reacted to terrorist attacks back when Bush was in office.
That's different, because Republican presidents and their administrations can do no wrong, as opposed to Democratic presidents, who they'll never even cede the least bit of respect or common courtesy to for holding the office, as long as they think it will score them cheap political points. You say something bad about one of their own though and of course that's akin to treason. Our first bi-racial Democratic president... not so much.
Video below the fold of the Palin interview and transcript of Rachel Maddow's points on McCain's similar madness from her show this Wednesday, debunking their continued, ridiculous over the top attacks over what happened in Benghazi.
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