By Wes Walker
With Joe Biden looking to kick off what will effectively become Obama’s third term in office, he’s reassembling the “old guard,” calling up remedial learners like Anita Dunn and John Kerry. He is even planning to resurrect the Iran nuclear deal, though he hasn’t yet revealed how many billions he’ll be shipping in the dead of night to the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.
Theories are already circulating as to who will really be running the show because — face it — Biden is a lot of things, but “leadership material” isn’t one of them. Half the time he’s too busy licking his finger and testing the winds of political opinion to have one of his own.
As to who will be in charge, Kamala Harris may be too busy keeping the plates spinning in the evenly split Senate to do much else. But Richard Grenell, who served as acting Director of National Intelligence under Donald Trump, has advanced a theory about who will be calling the signals. Appearing on “Sunday Morning Futures” on the Fox News Channel, Grenell raised the possibility that former Obama right hand Susan Rice “will be the shadow president.” “I think you need to watch Susan Rice very closely,” he added. Via Fox News:
Grenell called Biden’s pick “interesting” considering Rice has no experience in domestic policy but nonetheless will be “incredibly influential” under the new administration.
Having served in the Obama administration as national security adviser, Rice already understands the “entire apparatus,” Grenell said.
“I think the reality is, she’s going to be running foreign policy, domestic policy,” he said. “She’s probably extremely happy that Kamala Harris is going to be preoccupied with the Senate… and won’t have a lot of time to get into policy issues.”
…”We saw him raise his hand during the Democratic primary for some really radical ideas,” he said. “The progressives have clearly taken over him. … And Susan Rice being right there at the White House to be the shadow president is probably exactly where she wants to be.”
Rice, you may recall, was Obama’s emissary on Sunday TV following the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, flitting from show to show to tell the same lie: that the murder of former Americans and torching of the consulate was not an orchestrated terrorist attack but a spontaneous mob uprising in response to a provocative video that ridiculed Islam.
She’s a perfect fit for this crowd of power-mad political hacks but isn’t exactly the kind of leader you’d want the young ladies in your life to grow up to be.
Cross posted at ClashDaily