Skip to comments.Kerry spokeswoman: Speculation over Cabinet is a 'ginormous waste of time'
Posted on 11/19/2012 4:52:43 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Kerry spokeswoman: Speculation over Cabinet is a 'ginormous waste of time' By Alexandra Jaffe - 11/19/12 03:58 PM ET
A spokeswoman for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) dismissed questions surrounding his possible appointment to President Obama's cabinet, calling them a "ginormous waste of time."
"The speculation season is a ginormous waste of time. Senator Kerry's only focus is his job as senior senator from Massachusetts and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and that's not changing," Kerry spokeswoman Jodi Seth wrote in an email to The Hill.
Speculation has been swirling over Kerry's possible appointment to either secretary of state or secretary of defense, as shuffling is expected to occur over the next year. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she wants to step down and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is also expected to retire.
Kerry has declined to comment on whether he'd be interested in taking either post, but he has been known to want the State Department job. Lawmakers and Democrats familiar with his thinking have expressed surprise at reports that he's being considered for Defense secretary. That speculation began after talk that Obama may want U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to replace Clinton.
One Massachusetts Democratic strategist and former Kerry campaign adviser said it was unexpected.
"Everyone got thrown for a loop with the Kerry, Defense thing here," the strategist said.
And Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told The Boston Globe she "certainly was surprised about hearing it."
If Kerry is appointed to either post, and if he chooses to accept the nomination, his seat would be filled by a special election. Such a situation would provide recently-defeated Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) the opportunity to rejoin the Senate, after he steps down from his seat for Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D) this January.
Jon Cary wuld agre with that, no halp needed.
If it involves Kerry, the word she’s probably searching for is ignoramus.
We’re losing the language. Went to a coffee shop drive-in the other day. Hand-lettered sign in the window “Bell Don’t Work Sometime - Plz Hounk Horn”.
Inner Party member.
What a guy Kerry is.Made his fortune the old-fashioned way,he married it.
So was her education, apparently.
The Ketchup King. May we all be so blessed.
Seen his wife?Now there’s a reason to spend time away from home.
“We’re losing the language”
To be fair portmanteaus are nothing new. There may now be an overload of them, but I can’t consider individual examples as destructive of English.
I don’t think that I would count myself among the blessed if I had Theresa for a wife.
My comment was tongue in cheek. Wonder if Teraaaaaysa is featuring gin soaked raisins on her menu tomorrow? :)