John Kerry's had a bad four years. First, he embarrassingly lost his race for the presidency to a man who would set records for being hated by Americans. He nearly doomed the Democrats' chances of gains in the 2006 midterm elections by loudly insulting American troops. Then his beloved France lost the World Cup to the Italians.
Now the news has come that Barack Obama has tapped Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State, dashing Kerry's dreams of having some sort of relevance…
Democrats say he made no secret of his Foggy Bottom aspirations. “He’s crushed,” said one Senate aide. Kerry would have been a fine pick, sources say, but Obama apparently had his eye on Hillary Clinton since the early fall. He does get an impressive consolation prize: the chairmanship of the Foreign Relations Committee vacated by Joe Biden.
Well, at least Kerry will get to bang a gavel. And this will give him time to devote to some of his favorite activities, like windsurfing, heli-skiing, and cheese-eating.
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