Skip to comments.Liberals blast Susan Rice's 'outrageous' investments in Canadian pipeline firm
Posted on 11/30/2012 8:39:58 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Liberals blast Susan Rice's 'outrageous' investments in Canadian pipeline firm By Julian Pecquet - 11/30/12 10:48 AM ET
A liberal group launched an online petition Friday demanding that potential secretary of State nominee Susan Rice divest herself of every dollar of stock in the Canadian company seeking approval for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline to the Gulf Coast.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations owns between $300,000 and $600,000 in TransCanada Corp. stock, according to her financial disclosure forms. The pipeline needs approval from the State Department before it can go forward.
The revelation has opened Rice up to criticism from environmentalists at a time when several Senate Republicans have vowed to oppose her because of her early statements about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
Green groups are pressing the White House to require that any nominee for the position divest themselves of any stock in TransCanada or other oil sands companies.
It's indefensible that Rice has millions of dollars invested in oil companies and banks that will make huge profits if the State Department gives approval to the XL pipeline, reads the petition from RootsAction.org, which claims almost 200,000 members.
As a high-ranking administration official and a potential replacement for Hillary Clinton early next year to run the State Department Susan Rice shouldn't have any stake in corporations that are doing all they can to plunder tar sands in Canada and send carbon emissions soaring even faster.
Rice is still seen as the favorite to get the nomination because of her close ties to President Obama since serving as his senior foreign policy adviser during the 2008 campaign.
She failed to change the minds of her Republican opponents during a two-day visit to Capitol Hill this week, however, setting up a bitter confirmation fight if Obama nominates her to replace Hillary Clinton.
Rice’s husband is Canadian and a producer for an alphabet, I think ABC. Anyone surprised? Here is another little nugget from Wiki:
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has been a longtime mentor and family friend to Rice. Albright urged Clinton to appoint Rice as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in 1997.[1
Well, well, well. Isn’t that interesting.
These people are all connected. They all seem to lead to...Bill Clinton, as protected by his lovely wife Hillary.
At the same time, I don’t think Bill is totally in control of Obama. The few practical things that Obama does (when he has to act like a grown-up and agree with the GOP on something) are clearly at the hand of Bill. But Obama is much more ideological, whether leftist or islamist, than Bill. For Bill Clinton, it was all about Bill, and he was willing to do anything that he thought would make him look good.
For Obama, who knows what it’s about? Obviously, all about him, but he sees himself as the representative or annointed one of some ideology (I’m not sure if it’s islamism or marxism,though) and not as just a fat tomcat (Bill Clinton) who always lands on his feet.
But Hillary is still out there cleaning up messes for both of them. Bizarre beyond belief.
Remove and Ban corrupt Susan Rice from all US Federal jobs.