Last week, US House Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. announced he was stepping down from his Congressional seat for 'health reasons' and because he was under federal investigation. So Isaiah has him saying, "I'm ready for my perp walk, Mr. Holder."
Holder is Eric Holder, the US Attorney General, the top law enforcement figure in the country.
"I'm ready for my perp walk, Mr. Holder" is a play on, "I'm ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille."
The latter is from Sunset Blvd. (the film) and Gloria Swanson starring as Norma Desmond.
Sara Murray (Wall St. Journal) reports on the meeting Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the United Nations, had with Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte:
The administration may have erred by letting Ms. Rice seek amends with lawmakers so soon, according to Lawrence Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a think tank with ties to the White House. “They probably should have waited until they had a formal nomination before they did it,” he said. “Then, you have the president’s prestige on the line.”
Administration officials were surprised by the ferocity of the Republican criticism that followed the closed-door session, saying it didn’t match the tone of the meeting, which had few fireworks or surprises. They had hoped her appearance, alongside Michael Morell, acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, would ease tensions, and they accused Republicans of stepping up their attacks for political reasons.
The officials noted that the three Republicans stopped short in the meeting and afterward of repeating a pledge to do anything in their power to stop Ms. Rice’s nomination, if Mr. Obama taps her for the post.
Boys and girls, the problem was?
They sent Susan Rice on a charm mission.
They sent the charm-free Susan Rice on a charm mission.
Good. The Senators should be listening to their constituents enough.
Susan Rice is not fit to be Secretary of State.
I wouldn't raise an objection if she were to go for Secretary of Defense.
But she lacks the skills necessary for an effective diplomat.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):