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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Kirsten Powers calls Obama’s defense of Rice ‘silly, sexist’ & ‘paternalistic’

In her Thursday column, Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers called President Barack Obama’s defense of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice during Wednesday’s press conference “silly” and “sexist.”

The president, who urged critics to go after him instead and referred to Rice as an “easy target,” chastised Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham for threatening to block Rice’s potential nomination to be the next secretary of state.

“This idea that they are going after her because she is, quote, ‘an easy target?’” Powers said.  “I don’t know what they are talking about. She is the U.N. ambassador, who was sent out to speak to the 
American people about this issue. That’s why they’re focused on her. And it’s interesting, Megyn, how you pointed out in the last interview, [President Obama] sort of portrayed it as these two men beating up on a woman. He left out Sen. [Kelly] Ayotte, who is part of this. And kind of made it seem like he was coming to her defense. It was very paternalistic, I thought. Like, how dare they go after her.”   (Full Story)

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