Skip to comments.John Kerry cranky over Barack Obama’s Hillary Clinton pick
Posted on 12/02/2008 12:06:25 AM PST by Chet 99
Word from Capitol Hill is that, despite his kind words for Hillary Clinton yesterday, Sen. John Kerry is angry and disappointed about not being considered a serious candidate for Barack Obamas secretary of state.
Hes pretty POd, said Someone Who Knows. After going from the early front-runner to not even being considered, hes pretty disappointed.
Kerry yesterday issued a statement congratulating Clinton on her nomination for the globe-trotting gig.
President-Elect Obama has chosen a terrific national security team to protect our security and help restore Americas rightful place in the world, Kerrys statement read. As Secretary of State, my friend and colleague Hillary Clinton will bring her years of experience and her remarkable intellect to the effort to restore our alliances and advance the presidents agenda in the world.
Kerry will, of course, have to settle for the chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee under the new regime. But, considering his early support for Obama, we hear Kerry was expecting to be moving out of the Senate come January.
He was out there early for Obama but it didnt do him much good, said our spy.
Hes bored with being a senator, said another political source.
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I don't believe that for a second. I think Obama chose her because he's a weak person and he figures if he puts her there he can blame her for foreign policy debacles, just as Gates can be a "Well, he was Bush's SecDef" fall guy.
Amidst all the disappointments of the political scene it is a genuine delight to hear that Lurch is in such discomfort!!
If he’s so restless in the Senate maybe he should beg to be sent as US Ambassador to France. He and Teresa could enjoy the Paris cocktail party circuit for a few years......
Obama “owns” Gates now, and any of his perceived bungling, just as Bush did with the Clinton holdovers he (foolishly) kept.
I agree he’s weak. I think he selected her and several others because everyone keeps reinforcing to him how weak he is, and his not asserting his independence only reinforces his weakness. He is looking like he wants to govern by consensus. Such leadership. Such change.
Hey, I've been bored with his being a senator for ages.
To the country of Chad.
Laughed my butt off......
John Kerry thought that all of that money he married would guarantee his ascension to an office higher than Senator. Reality bites.
The dumbass obviously didnt realise he had been duped and used and thrown under the bus just like all of obama’s buddies who were fellating him on his run for President. Hows all that change working out for ya, Obama voters.
We all knew Obama was a social climber but we had no idea he was a mountaineer.
I guess one person per administration who won’t provide their documentation is the limit!
Cheer up John; you won’t be the last person to get screwed by Obama.
From a 2004 pre-election article by Ryan Lizza, in Chicago:
"Obama has mastered the art of appearing to take reporters into his confidence by dispensing the sort of forthright political chatter that causes them to swoon. I received a signed copy of his autobiography and with it a trenchant analysis of his party's presidential nominee. ("Sometimes Kerry just doesn't have that oomph," he said, punctuating the thought with a tight-lipped shake of the head and a clenched fist.)"
No oomph, Lurch: O has spoken. You lose -- again.
Send Cary back upriver in Cambodia.
I guess The Usurper decided that having one Nor’Eastern Liberal Biden Bozo Gaffe Machine was enough even for his Cabinet of Clowns.
What did we expect from the Senator from ACORN?
Obama chose her because his bosses wanted him to choose her. They don’t want to pay her legal bills for her fraud trial and the problems it’s going to cause. So they get her out of the country and high profile and work the lying PR.
I never thought I could get even sicker of the Clintons than I am now. We'll never be rid of these boobs.
Jon Carry forgot to wear his secret “magic floppy hat” given to him by a CIA operative for that fictitious mission upriver into Cambodia. See, if he’d worn the hat and visited the Obama team in Chicago then they would have realized they were dealing with such a living legend and that would have transcended any Clinton star power.
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