Quote of the Day

"I take responsibility. I'm in charge of the State Department's 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts. ... I take this very personally. So we're going to get to the bottom of it, and then we're going to do everything we can to work to prevent it from happening again, and then we're going to work to bring whoever did this to us to justice. ... What I want to avoid is some kind of political gotcha or blame game. I know that we're very close to an election. I want to just take a step back here and say from my own experience, we are at our best as Americans when we pull together."—Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, taking responsibility for the attack on a US diplomatic mission in Libya on September 11, during which Ambassador Chris Stevens, State Department computer expert Sean Smith, and security contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were killed.

And how did Republicans react to Secretary Clinton's being accountable and asking that the cynical political gaming about this incident, long before the investigation into what happened has been completed, be set the fuck aside for a minute?
Her remarks drew a quick response from three Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee, including ranking member John McCain.

Clinton's statement of responsibility was "a laudable gesture, especially when the White House is trying to avoid any responsibility whatsoever," the Arizona senator said in a joint broadside with Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire. However, they added, "The security of Americans serving our nation everywhere in the world is ultimately the job of the commander-in-chief. The buck stops there."
But naturally only when a Democratic President is in office. I don't remember a lot of bucks stopping at the desk of George W. Bush.

And I sure as shit don't recall his Secretaries of State taking responsibility for anything, either.

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