Susan Rice takes her name out of running for Secretary of State
December 13th, 2012
03:52 PM ET

Susan Rice takes her name out of running for Secretary of State

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration for Secretary of State.

This is part of what she wrote to President Obama:

I am highly honored to be considered by you for appointment as Secretary of State. I am fully confident that I could serve our country ably and effectively in that role. However, if nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly - to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities. That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country.

Here's the full letter from Rice to Obama.

Obama said in a statement:

"For two decades, Susan has proven to be an extraordinarily capable, patriotic, and passionate public servant."

Rice had been considered a front-runner to replace Hillary Clinton as the nation's top diplomat.

We'll have more reaction and analysis on CNN's Political Ticker and CNNPolitics.com.

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  1. Hide Behindp

    Her mentor is Madeline Albright and she was hand groomed for a place receiving all the right positions.
    As an aside; a previous MS Rice, no blood relation, had as her sponsor/mentor Madeline Albrights father.
    A connect the dot game shows many such connections in the true positioning of personages in our state departments including foreign dignatories at head of many,including top position at UN, and does help to understand power shifts and actions in foreign lands.

    December 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Hide Behindp

    Her mentor is Madeline Albright and she was hand groomed for that position. The past has passed but today that past explains the Who is Who in non elected government power structures.

    December 14, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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