So, John Kerry for SecState.

I first saw this reported by the New York Times; it was later confirmed by the President.  Well… elections have consequences, huh?  Here’s one.  And I’ll be honest: I don’t think that we can derail this nomination, particularly if we want to also derail the nomination of apparently-not-too-fond-of-teh-gays-either Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.  There’s a finite amount of political capital available; some of it got spent killing the Susan Rice nomination; Kerry is merely seriously despised on one side of the aisle, while Hagel-loathing is shaping up to be more bipartisan; and if we pop Kerry out of that seat we could very well replace him with a Republican – and don’t undervalue that: Scott Brown stays bought.

Yeah, I know.  I’d love to torpedo this one, too.  But we’re on a budget, here.

Moe Lane

5 thoughts on “So, John Kerry for SecState.”

  1. Let them have Kerry, can’t be any worse than Obamas FP is already. Plus: out of the Senate and probably out of public life in 4 years, I doubt the Dems would nominate him for Pres again.

  2. Agreed with @Spegen – Obama’s simply not going to nominate an actual acceptable adult, or if he did, it would be a first for his cabinet. JF’inKerry at least will provide the opportunity for some interesting questions in comittee, stuff like, “Do you think it appropriate for an admitted war-criminal to be SecState?”

    Of course, the odds of any of the senate RINOs asking this are basically zero, but one can hope.

  3. Since Kerry had plastic surgery to get his eyes tightened and jaw re-aligned – at age 70, no less – we can’t help but support him.

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