Letter: From Ayotte, a truly disappointing performance
Call it Three Blinded (by) Rice. Here they stood for cameras, Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsay Graham of South Carolina, and, sadly, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.
I could only wonder, as Ayotte – about whom I had bragged in touting my home state’s mass elevation of women to government leadership posts – lurched with these two in a meaningless political pas de trois about Susan’s Rice abilities to be the next secretary of state. They were writing her off because of her use of fractured (or perhaps intentionally misfed) U.S. intelligence information about the Libya embassy attack.
Ayotte looked like a doe stunned in McCain’s headlights, not the tough leader I thought she would be. Where was she, and where were the others, on the attacks on U.S. embassies and outposts down the years that have led to far many more deaths than this tragedy?
Sen. Ayotte, despite my braggadocio about New Hampshire to friends across America, you force me to apologize to them for our election of you.