Sorry I missed this the other day:
Incoming Secretary of State John Kerry says he was offered the job by President Obama a week before UN Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name from contention, an indication Rice was probably dumped from consideration and then permitted to make it seem like it was her choice to withdraw.
Obama offered Kerry the job as controversy raged over Rice’s false insistence that the attack on the Benghazi consulate was in response to an anti-Islamic film, even as evidence was available that it was a well-planned act of terrorism. Republicans were calling for her head even before Obama had offered her the job.
So why did Kerry reveal that he was tapped before Rice stood down, something so obviously injurious to Rice? I can only imagine that he was sick of being perceived as Obama’s second choice, the poor man’s Secretary of State.
I’ve always noticed that Kerry physically has the biggest head I’ve ever seen in my life. But it’s not very gracious to start his new job acting big-headed as well.
Newly-installed Secretary of State John Kerry will begin tweeting soon from the Department of State’s official Twitter account.
All tweets that come directly from Kerry will have his initials, “JK,” included at the end of the messages.
But in the world of social media, “JK” is widely understood to mean “just kidding.”
That’s all right. He’d prefer to add his middle initial anyway. JFK has a nice ring to it.
But how about our Secretary of State not tweeting? How about putting his mind to something longer than 140 characters, like, say, the cables from Benghazi begging for more protection (LOL!)? Or the agreements by the Palestinians to not incite hatred and calls for genocide (OMG!)? JK, JFK. U no best !