Skip to comments.5 on the outs in Cabinet shuffle (John Kerry "crushed" over Cabinet snub)
Posted on 11/22/2008 5:14:03 PM PST by Chet 99
One Democratic operative suggests keeping track of Barack Obamas cabinet selections with a March Madness-type tournament chart. While no official announcements have been made, a controlled series of leaks have given a good sense of who's still in contention, and which big names have been bounced from the bracket.
The new administration still has some major posts to fill, including heads for the departments of Defense, Housing and Urban
Development, Transportation, Labor, and Energy, not to mention the Environmental Protection Agency. But a number of the biggest prizes seem to have already been won, and a handful of serious contenders already been passed over in the speed-dating game that is the Obama transition.
Here's a look at five major players and the jobs they have apparently not been given:
John Kerry, StateThe Massachusetts Senator and former Democratic presidential nominee was a passionate, articulate and early supporter of Obama, a fixture on both conference calls and the Sunday talk show circuit. Kerrys people say he never had any expectations of being named Secretary of State but other Democrats say he made no secret of his Foggy Bottom aspirations. Hes crushed, said one Senate aide. Kerry would have been a fine pick, sources say, but Obama apparently had his eye on Hillary Clinton since the early fall. He does get an impressive consolation prize: the chairmanship of the Foreign Relations Committee vacated by Joe Biden.
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Kerry’d be a good match for Obama’s Sec Of Surrender.
He was in Viet Nam - wasn’t he?
“Hes crushed, said one Senate aide. Kerry would have been a fine pick, sources say, but Obama apparently had his eye on Hillary Clinton since the early fall.”
Obama sold his soul. He now owes Hillary his life.
Obama’s Faustian Bargain with Billary & Co.
He was not just in Viet Nam but he was in Cambodia on Christmas day. /s
Did you know he was in Vietnam.
Yup. It’s true. He tells us that ALL the time.
Kerry should have been named Sec of State by the North Vietnamese commies. They would have even weighed a confirmation hearing for their national war hero John.
Now that’s classic humor...thanks I needed that.
Considering that Hillary is now in line to be president behind Biden, Pelosi and Byrd... people who piss the Clintons off have a way of "getting out of the way."
If Hussein was smart he should have traded her support for a Supreme Court vacancy.
Freeper Alert: Sen. KERRY / Vietnamsese Communists Killing Off Christians in Central Highlands...
So Obama is leaving all the real losers out of his cabinet? He may be a pinko but he’s no dummy. A guy like Kerry would be toxic to have in your administration.
Obama sold his soul. He now owes Hillary his life.”
Geeeezz- just when the Arkancides had sorta fallen off the radar.
I will never, not in a million years, get tired of seeing that picture. Classic! :)
Loser is as loser does.
What about the Lieberdood? He was good enough to be the RAT'S second in command - no?
Yeah, I agree. Given a choice between Hillary or Kerry for Sec of State, I'd take Hillary any day.