A former State Department spokesman and assistant secretary believes errant appearances on Sunday talk shows will not prohibit Susan Rice from serving as America’s chief diplomat.

Susan Rice admitted the talking points she received from intelligence agencies were “incorrect,” following her remarks that the attacks on the State Department facility in Benghazi were caused by impromptu protests. That, combined with President Barack Obama’s fervent efforts to support her, should be enough to clinch the Cabinet position, says P.J. Crowley.

“President Obama has very strongly and very publicly expressed his support for Ambassador Rice on two occasions. That suggests to me that … he is prepared to nominate her and fight to get her confirmed,” says Crowley.