Did U.N. treaty vote kill off Rice’s chances?

Heather Hurlburt, the executive director of the National Security Network think tank, drew a line between the end of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s (in photo) prospects of becoming secretary of state Thursday and the failure of the U.S. Senate to pass the U.N. treaty on the rights of the disabled last week. “When you see there is enough of the Republican Party that is willing to stick a knife in Bob Dole in order to stick a knife in the United Nations, you had to take a really cold look at Ambassador Rice’s chances. I think that’s what Obama did,” Hurlburt told the Daily Beast. Disabled veteran and former Kansas Sen. Dole had gone to the Senate floor in a wheelchair to advocate for the treaty’s approval.