December 13, 2012
With "Ambassador" Susan Rice withdrawing her name from the sorting hat for the position of Secretary of State, the pundits, pontificators, and presstitutes universally predict that Sen. John F. Kerry (D-MA, 85%) will be nominated and easily confirmed; most predict by voice-vote alone, without even a roll call.
Does it bother you -- it outrages me -- that (leaving aside the extremely credible claims of the Swift Boat Vets) a man who admittedly lied and perjured himself to traduce his brothers in arms, accusing them jointly and severally of atrocities, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, should become the chief secretary of the presidential cabinet?
Or that our incoming Secretary of State could be an American traitor who flew to Paris to engage in secret talks with the North Vietnamese government, where he negotiated an American "surrender" -- with the very people who tortured Kerry's "fellow" senatorial colleague, John McCain?
I am infuriated that he is even in consideration. What next -- should Marc Rich become Attorney General? Should Hannibal Lector head up the National Institute of Mental Health?
If, as the political soothsayers say, the GOP acquiesces to JFK's appointment (presumably for no reason other than that he is a fellow member of the world's most exclusive conspiracy, the U.S. Senate)... then what standing have we to ever again call ourselves the party of national defense?
If we Republicans go along with this vile and grotesque farce, this sucker-punch to the men and women who guard the walls and secure our freedom, I fear we shall never recover from the self-inflicted immolation and degradation.
(Can't we have Jane Fonda instead? At least she partially apologized for posing on the North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. Kerry has shown no remorse nor expressed the slightest regret for calling his fellow servicemen baby killers and mass murderers.)
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, December 13, 2012, at the time of 11:04 PM
The following hissed in response by: Darthcirrocu
No, no. Jane Fonda would make a great Secretary of Veterans Affairs. That was going to be the dream team: Kerry at DoD, Fonda at VA.
Now it'll likely be Chuck "screw the Israelis" Hagel for SECDEF. I guess Hagel doesn't have quite the traitorous history that Kerry does, so he's marginally better. Right?
The following hissed in response by: Eris Guy
While appointing and confirming Kerry as Secretary is a moral outrage, how effective can the man be? Even among Senators--not known to be an intelligent bunch, he's third rate (do I hear 'fourth?'); he's lived as the companion of rich women most of his life;....
Obama began appointing men like Larry Summers and now he's appointing Kerry? Gales of riotous laughter.
The following hissed in response by: Geoman
What outrages me - this is the best we can possibly expect from our current president. We are resigned to failure and humiliation.
The following hissed in response by: Beldar
Since the 2004 election, whenever Kerry's name has been floated as a possible SecState (or other cabinet-level) nominee, I've thought it improbable because I couldn't believe that Kerry would willingly undertake the risk of being cross-examined under oath before the Senate Foreign Affairs committee during the confirmation process.
It may be that Obama and the Dems believe the GOP is sufficiently dispirited that no GOP senator will effectively do so, and perhaps so dispirited that no GOP senator will even try.
The above hissed in response by: Beldar at December 17, 2012 4:12 PM
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