Susan Rice drops out of the running for secretary of state

You knew Susan Rice was basically fried rice as far as becoming the next secretary of state.

The hot stove of Benghazi burned her chances.

Rice, scorched by months of criticism over her Benghazi comments, dropped out of the running today.

Republicans have blistered her for characterizing the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, as a spur-of-the-moment response to a crude anti-Muslim film.

She countered that she went with the best information available about the attack, in which Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed.

I never understood why our U.N. envoy was made the early spokesman on Benghazi. Guess she was the White House’s sacrificial lamb.

Rice and lamb, by the way, is an Afghanistan dish known as quabili pilau.

That may have served Rice well as Hillary Clinton’s successor.