Skip to comments.Embattled, Rice bows out of running; Kerry likely
Posted on 12/13/2012 4:54:31 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. ambassador, abruptly withdrew from consideration to be the next secretary of state on Thursday after a bitter, weekslong standoff with Republican senators who declared they would fight to defeat her nomination.
The reluctant announcement makes Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry the likely choice to be the nation's next top diplomat when Hillary Rodham Clinton departs soon.
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And Kerry will become “embattled” again. People have not forgotten about him, to be sure.
I’ve got to admit, I wouldn’t mind seeing old horseface gone from the Senate.
In the end.....it will be Chuck Hagel as Sec Def and a left (and I mean LEFT FIELD) selection for SOS who comes from academia. Kerry doesnt want this mess.
And now we can have the nuanced nuisance.
Actually better this way. If Rice had won, ‘Herman Munster’ Kerry would have been nominated for Sec. of Defense.
John Kerry already has experience with dealing with Commmunists , he met with the Viet Cong during the Viet nam war. Nothing like putting a traitor and war criminal as Secretary of State.
I would bet that John McCain will say what a wondeful guy he is, I can hear him now. “My Friend and colleague John F’in is a wonderful choice.”
Unbelieveable things happen in the worlds of politics.The man who characterised our soldiers of behaving like Ghengis Khan will be representing America.
It’s enough to make a buzzard gag.
Here come the Swift Boats...
Now that Republicans have "won" what I think was an imaginary battle against Rice it will be next to impossible for them to deny the S of S job to the guy I've heard may be a Vietnam veteran.
I would suspect the Kerry-Heinz is just as incompetent as Rice or Mrs. Bill .... so, for the Food Stamp President, what’s not to like. Besides he can make the cooked Rice one of his personal Czars without Senate confirmation.
I’d rather see him as Secretary of State than Secretary of Defense
SOS in this administration seems like a phoney baloney job.
I don’t think Hilary had any authority at all.
Kerry is a poor choice for nearly anything, but under the circumstances he is just as harmless as SOS as a Senator. And with a bit of luck we could pick up his seat.
This moronic loser (AKA: kerry) has a “4PH” license plate. This to remind everyone that while he is a traitor he did reward himself 4 questionable Purple Hearts. Loser.
Maybe it was because of this:
I doubt the Swiftees will get involved unless Zero tries to make Kerry the SecDef.
Will we ever be able to have a female Secretary of State again?
Once Obama finishes helping his Muslim friends sharia-ize the Middle East, the only way a female diplomat will be able to get close to a Middle Eastern leader will be by joining his harem.
The Swifties are quietly loading their torpedoes to sink Kerry, again, if he rears his traitorous head.
You can count on it!
Kerry must be getting used to sloppy seconds.
Ironically, Kerry got his first Purple Heart when he and another soldier threw hand grenades into a VC rice supply to destroy it.
The rice shot out and his Kerry in the ass. First fraudulent PH. Second one was when he fired an M79 grenade at the VC and hit something so close that the flechette from the premature explosion hit his arm.
Third false PH was the non-happening VC mine explosion that he claimed hit his Swiftboat, causing arm and leg injuries. The boat hit an underwater obstruction, not a mine, or he wouldn’t have been here to lie about it.
If he is nominated for anything, there will be questions asked of him that will expose his treason. He has no idea what is waiting for him.
We have long memories of his treason, and long knives.
Chronologically, this was actually the first "injury". But it was not claimed at the time.
Instead, it became the third claim -- urged by his fellow officers -- which allowed him to gain "three Purple Hearts and out".
This according to the "Swift Boat Vets".
If it’s SecDef, you’re right.
SOS, not so much. Kerry is already SOS in all but title. The SwiftVets aren’t going to waste their time with some mush mouth fancy pants diplomat post.
As corrupt and incompetent as Rice is, Kerry will end up being rewarded by Beghazi Barry for over 20 years in the Senate with no distinguishing accomplishments.
The only major accomplishment that John F’n Kerry has achieved in all his time in the Senate is keeping dust from collecting in his chair. That’s not something most people would want to put on their resume.
But, then, Kerry isn’t “most people”; he’s a bottom-feeder.
Agree that the chronology is mixed up. For FR readers, see Chapter 3: The Purple Heart Hunter and Chapter 5: More Fraudulent Medals, in “Unfit for Command”, by John O’Neill and Jerome Corsi (and Scott Swett and myself).
Actually, that's not quite true. Kerry is noted for his 3-day work weeks and is almost always absent on Mondays and Fridays. And, often, as when wind-surfing or a week in Sun Valley beckons, he doesn't bother to show up at all.
If I'm not mistaken, when he ran for President in 2004, he attended the Senate all of 19 days.
One interesting fact that few people know about is that John Kerry was in... Vietnam.
As for picking up Kerry's seat, MA is hopeless IMO. Brown was an aberration and he was easily sliced and diced by the Democrat machine.
So, you’re telling me about characteristics, not accomplishments.