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John Kerry's Career Dreams Keep Slipping Away (No Secretary of State For You!)
Boston.com ^ | October 07, 2012 | Joan Vennochi

Posted on 10/08/2012 3:39:31 PM PDT by drewh

Just as the stars looked like they might be aligning for Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and his quest to become the next secretary of state, fate has intervened yet again.

This time, it came in the form of a dismal debate performance by President Obama in his first showdown with Republican Mitt Romney last week. Suddenly, a second Obama term — and Kerry’s chance for a starring role in it — seemed much less certain.

It didn’t help that Kerry was Obama’s chosen sparring partner as he prepared — or failed to prepare — for that all-important first debate. Michael Moore’s widely reported Twitter rant during Romney’s smack-down of the president included this tweet from the ultra-liberal filmmaker: “This is what happens when (you) pick John Kerry as your debate coach.”

The foreign policy speech Obama asked him to deliver in Charlotte was viewed as a tryout for the country’s top diplomatic post. Kerry’s remarks were smart, funny and, for him, amazingly self-deprecating. Peggy Noonan, the conservative Wall Street Journal columnist, described it as the speech of his life.

Then, fellow Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown — a Republican — told debate moderator David Gregory that Kerry is the right man for the job at State. Given his need to appeal to Bay State Democrats, they were a nice nod to Kerry’s hometown favorability.

Soon after the Benghazi attack, Susan Rice, the ambassador to the United Nations who is also considered Kerry’s chief rival for secretary of state, started taking serious political heat.

With Obama in the White House, Kerry often stretches to give the president cover on delicate issues, including the current controversy over the Sept. 11 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi.

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1 posted on 10/08/2012 3:39:34 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Maybe Vietnam needs a sec of state. He was there y’know.


2 posted on 10/08/2012 3:41:05 PM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: drewh

Hey, Mitt could always appoint him ambassador to Cambodia
(a place seared, seared in his memory).


3 posted on 10/08/2012 3:41:22 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: drewh

Make him ambassador to Viet Nam, after all he did serve in Viet Nam and has at least 3 purple hearts /s


4 posted on 10/08/2012 3:42:25 PM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: albie
Maybe next time Lurch!


5 posted on 10/08/2012 3:43:10 PM PDT by drewh
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To: shadeaud
"Make him ambassador to Viet Nam, after all he did serve in Viet Nam and has at least 3 purple hearts /s"

There's a post available in Libya.

6 posted on 10/08/2012 3:45:43 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: drewh

I’d appoint him ambassador to Gilligan’s Island...


7 posted on 10/08/2012 3:46:17 PM PDT by pithyinme (Smiling Joe Biden... too dumb to sell used cars ... to lazy to steal them.)
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To: drewh

Awwwww! Poor John wanted to be president, but then George Bush took that away. They he wanted the status of senior senatore, but then Scott Brown came along and is more prominent. And now he wants to be secretary of state, and Mitt Romney will take that away too. Oh, and he won’t be Mr. Chairman anymore after next January either. And Richard Lugar’s gone so an actual republican will be chairman of the Foreign Relations committee. Poor John!


8 posted on 10/08/2012 3:46:43 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: albie

He was also pals with the NVA “doplomats” in Paris.


9 posted on 10/08/2012 3:47:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: drewh

Could you possibly post THAT pic next to Obama’s squishy pic when he sees the wrestlers in the Front Lawn of the White House??? Thanks in advance! WUSS CENTRAL!!


10 posted on 10/08/2012 3:48:32 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: drewh

Maybe he could buy himself a nice little island like Saipan or Guam and make himself king.


11 posted on 10/08/2012 3:49:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: drewh
Could you possibly post THAT pic next to Obama's squishy pic when he sees the wrestlers in the Front Lawn of the White House??? Thanks in advance! WUSS CENTRAL!!

OOPS...they were Karate kids.

12 posted on 10/08/2012 3:49:10 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: drewh

Oh John! Why the long face!


13 posted on 10/08/2012 3:57:26 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: drewh

Poor John Carey, the traitor with Jane Fonda suffers another bit of bad luck!

The link below is a time machine going back to October 2004 when the maggot infected mediots and their knee pad pollsters were declaring Kerry would be president:

http://search.comcast.net/?cat=web&con=betac&form_submit=1&q=Kerry+ahead+of+Bush+in+polls&top_SearchSubmit=


14 posted on 10/08/2012 4:00:27 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: drewh

Well, Fraud, that brown around your nose is not the same as rice in your butt.


15 posted on 10/08/2012 4:25:20 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: albie

“Maybe Vietnam needs a sec of state. He was there y’know.”

Let’s send Hillary there to rot.


16 posted on 10/08/2012 4:33:07 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: drewh

People shouldn’t pick on Kerry. I’m sure he did the best he could ... and the appalling thing is, he’s about as good as the Senate dims have got. Take a deep breath, step back, and look at the Senate democrat caucus. It’s pathetic. I can’t think of a sorrier bunch representing either party in my lifetime. There used to be democrat senators of serious stature, whether one agreed with them or not. Today I honestly can’t think of one who commands serious personal respect. The best of them are mere hacks. Pitiful.


17 posted on 10/08/2012 4:37:30 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: drewh
Sailing away ... on Isabel...


18 posted on 10/08/2012 4:57:09 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: drewh

FWIW, Vennochi’s back after serving a slap-on-the-wrist suspension for plagiarizing a GOP consultant about the time of the RNC convention.


19 posted on 10/08/2012 5:01:40 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: drewh
"Don't tase me, bro!"
20 posted on 10/08/2012 5:12:54 PM PDT by Condor 63
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To: drewh
“This is what happens when (you) pick John Kerry as your debate coach.”

No.

This is what happens when you are unable to speak coherently without a teleprompter feeding you lines that other people have written for you.

21 posted on 10/08/2012 5:21:45 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: rfp1234

Yah, send Asshatador Kerry to Cambodia on his own
private swiftboat.


22 posted on 10/08/2012 5:50:31 PM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: drewh

Kerry is so hapless. If he became sec state, it would be just like him to get kidnapped by muzzies and beheaded on video. Purple heart, you know.


23 posted on 10/08/2012 6:14:22 PM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: albie

Kerry? Vietnam Nam? Really? First I’ve heard of this.


24 posted on 10/08/2012 6:33:15 PM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: drewh
At least there is still his wife, Theresa, to go home to.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 1:15:49 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Ann Archy

26 posted on 10/09/2012 12:55:56 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

THAT’s the ONE!!!!! Thanks!!! What a FREAKING WUSS!!


27 posted on 10/09/2012 3:17:32 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: drewh

THAT’s the ONE!!!!! Thanks!!! What a FREAKING WUSS!!


28 posted on 10/09/2012 3:17:46 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: drewh

Kerry would never get senate confirmation!


29 posted on 10/09/2012 3:20:49 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Damned if I do, Damned if I don't. Damn it, I will!)
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