Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Secretary of State

Would you buy a used car from this guy?

The Senate voted to confirm John Kerry as Secretary of State 94-3.

All kidding aside, and despite our ideological differences, he's probably the best choice out there other than Jon Huntsman.  One wonders if he had not run against Obama in the election if Huntsman would have gotten the nod, with perhaps a democrat nominated to Defense instead of Hagel. Huntsman would have made more sense from a China perspective going well with Obama's reorientation to the Pacific,  Kerry makes more sense from a middle-east perspective.

28 years on the Foreign Relations Committee and with many diplomatic missions under his belt, he is certainly well qualified, perhaps far more than his predecessor which seemed to me far more of a political than a practical choice.


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