Rice Madness (Limerick)

Republican Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte have a seemingly irrational vendetta against U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, centering on Benghazi. What explains it? Well, Rachel Maddow has a fascinating theory, which Mark Karlin buys, as do I.

Here’s how the theory works:

1) Republicans are lusting after John Kerry’s Senate seat, eying it for soon-to-be ex-Senator Scott Brown.

2) Kerry and Rice are the only contenders for Secretary of State.

3) If Kerry gets State, he has to give up his seat, and Brown has a good shot at winning a special election to replace him.

4) Rice is standing in Kerry’s way, so she must be eliminated by the McCain/Graham/Ayotte trio.

In other words:

Rice Madness (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

If Obama gives State to John Kerry
The GOP’s bound to be merry:
Scott Brown can then run
For John’s seat. Oh what fun!
This explains why they’ll Susan Rice bury.

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6 Responses to “Rice Madness (Limerick)”

  1. hansi says:

    Wow, now that makes a lot more sense to me, then just hating black women.

  2. Pelu says:

    hansi…..the GOP wants Kerry’s seat so they send two southerners after Rice…..isn’t that a bit clumsy, even for those buffoons?
    I think this is McCain and Graham, on their own, striking out at all the black faces showing up in government.

  3. Daisy says:

    I truly think it is ‘all of the above’ –

    Great limerick, Mad!

  4. hegesias says:

    The problem: “Kerry and Rice are the only contenders for Secretary of State.”


    Dennis Kucinich is available. Russ Feingold is available. Jennifer Granholm is available. Joe Biden is not doing anything right now, and they could replace him with someone (preferably a liberal) who has a snowball’s chance in hell of winning in 2016. Van Jones is available.

  5. Chris Papa says:

    Said Barack to compliant Rice,
    “Dearie, please follow advice,
    Repeat what you’re told,
    Good job will unfold,
    As we vacuous voters entice.”

  6. madkane says:

    Thanks Chris for your limerick, even though I disagree with you. :)

    Hegesias, I was referring to the two people in serious contention and not including people who might be qualified but who are not being considered for the post.

    Thanks everyone for your comments!