Clyburn has in some sense acted as though he represented the folks along the Grand Strand, particularly when he was instrumental in getting the Democratic Party to hold an all-important presidential debate at the Palace Theater in Myrtle Beach, among other things. I suspect he won't be as celebrated for his comments about Susan Rice.
I understand Clyburn's point - "unqualified" has frequently been thrown around to discount black people - but I hear it differently. I see a hyper-charged political atmosphere that has for some reason set its sights on Susan Rice. That's all. Remember this: McCain, Graham et al still heartily supported and voted for Condoleezza Rice to become Secretary of State even after her testimony and TV appearances that talked about a potential smoking gun out of Iraq being a mushroom cloud and other things that turned out to be false about weapons of mass destruction.
Rice then as Rice now is black and a woman. The difference? One was a top member of the party shared by Graham and McCain, the current one a top member of the Obama administration.
As tragic as the Libya consulate attack was, dare I say the WMD debacle cost this country a lot more, in blood, treasure and prestige. That's why I say what McCain, in particular, is pushing against Susan Rice is about political gamesmanship, not about racial code words.
And one other thing: This is the same McCain who chose Sarah Palin to possibly be a heartbeat away from the presidency - Palin had barely been governor of a sparsely-populated state - calling Susan Rice, who has had more than two decades of experience, unqualified. Funny.