The Last Word | November 14, 2012
>>> two united states senators are rewriting their standards for voting for a nominee for secretary of state. bffs john mccain and lindsay graham decided they can't vote for any no. knee for secretary of state who has said anything on tv the truth of which cannot be proven beyond their standards of reasonable doubt. the shorter way to explain their standard is they can't vote for anyone named susan rice .
>> susan rice seem to be the front-runner for secretary of state. you said last night will you do everything to stop her nomination mch why?
>> she's not qualified. anyone who goes on television in response five days later, we're all responsible for what we say and do. she is responsible to the senate of the united states . we have our responsibilities for advise and consent.
>> this is about the role she played around four dead americans when it seems to be that the story coming out of the administration and she's the point person is so disconnected from reality and i don't trust her. i think she knew better and if she didn't know better -- i don't think she deserves to be promoted. i am dead set on making sure we don't promote anybody that was an essential player in the benghazi debacle.
>> in order to sound like they actually have a reason to oppose susan rice for secretary of state, they have to lie about her. you just heard little lindsay gram lying joe mccarthy style about susan rice , calling her "an essential player in the benghazi debacle." the united states ambassador to the united nations had absolutely nothing to do with the response to the attack in benghazi . lindsay graham actually has the sleazy audacity to call her an essential player in those events. she was no more an essential player in what happened in libya than lindsay graham and john mccain were. at 11:51 this morning when lindsay graham told that lie about ambassador susan rice , little lindsay graham , and i speak not of his physical stature, i speak of the size of this tiny man's character, little lindsay graham became the senate's new joe mccarthy . the word liar belongs before his name now instead of senator until lindsay graham retracts that lie, until he says i was wrong to call ambassador right, quote, an essential player in the benghazi debacle. that lie cannot stand. the media cannot allow it to stand, but we know better. we can be assured that the media will, for the most part, actually allow it to stand. liar lindsey graham will continue to be invited on tv shows where that statement will not be called a lie. it may be challenged, but it will not be called a lie. liar lindsay graham , of course, has an open invitation to come on this program and retract his lie or try to get away with it again and see how that works out for him here. liar lindsey graham and john mccain are the same who had no problem for another named rice, after she failed miserably as george bush 's national security adviser, after she and everyone else in the bush administration misread the intelligence on iraq 's weapons of mass destruction , as it turned out nonexistent weapons of mass destruction programs. they had no problem voting her after she went on television and raised the specter of a mushroom cloud of an attack launched by iraq . no more dimented thing has ever been publicly said by a national security adviser, save for every word ever spoken by henry kissinger about vietnam. when they voted for condoleezza rice for secretary of state, they knew that everything condoleezza rice said about iraq on television before the iraq war was wrong. they did not exact an apology from her in exchange for their votes for secretary of state. today liar lindsay graham said this about the comparison between susan rice and condoleezza rice .
>> when it comes to condoleezza rice , we're not the only country that thought he was trying to get weapons of mass destruction .
>> so the graham rule is it's okay for highly placed foreign policy players in an administration to be wrong about something they say on tv involving intelligence as long as other people are wrong, too, especially people in other countries. in his nakedly political and entirely dishonorable prosecution of susan rice today, john mccain actually said this --
>> we're all responsible for what we say and what we do.
>> he obviously meant to add except condoleezza rice and anyone in any republican administration. we're all responsible for what we say and what we do. really? from the guy who said this --
>> that old beach boy song bomb iran, bomb, bomb, bomb -- anyway.
>> yeah, anyway. we're all responsible for what we say and what we do. john mccain responsible for what we say and what we do? the guy who was trying to get sarah palin important is in as vice president of the united states , a heart beat away from the presidency. john mccain did that. it was the greatest act of sheer irresponsibility i have ever seen in a presidential candidate. here is something that john mccain has never once said about sarah palin .
>> we're all responsible for what we say and what we do.
>> he has never said that. never once said that sarah palin has ever, ever said anything that perhaps she shouldn't have said. he defended every word sarah palin said as his choice to be vice president of the united states , including this --
>> alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country , russia, and on our other side the land boundary that we have with canada. it's funny that a comment like that was kind of made to -- i don't know, you know, as putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the united states of america , where do they go? it's alaska. it just right over the border.
>> john mccain and his fellow traveler, the little liar lindsay graham , stopped being responsible for what they say and what they do a long, long