With Hillary Clinton racking up a record number of frequent-flyer miles during her stint as Secretary of State, there's almost no way for John Kerry to visit more countries than she did. Unless he invents some new ones! Perhaps his first destination will be "Kyrzakhstan," a country Kerry invented while thanking U.S. diplomats for their work in -stan-ridden Central Asia.
Some things you may not know about Kyrzakhstan:
Tags: Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Secretary of State, State Department
When John Kerry replaces Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State later today and the era of Texts from Hillary gives way to Interminable Faxes from Kerry, it will be the first time in 7,317 days that a Clinton has not occupied a federal office. A great many people in the media cannot bear this thought, but fear not. There is no shortage of evidence that she'll run again in 2016.
Tags: 2016, Hillar Clinton, John Kerry, State Department
Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson is going on a humanitarian trip to North Korea with his best bud, Google executive Eric Schmidt, even though the State Department doesn't want them to go. Stop harshing our mellow, State Department! What excellent adventures will these radical dudes have over there?
Tags: Bill Richardson, Google, New Mexico, North Korea, State Department
This afternoon three State Department officials, including Eric Boswell, the head of diplomatic security, resigned after the release of a scathing independent report on the department's handling of the Benghazi consulate attack.
Tomorrow the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold hearings on Benghazi. Coincidentally, earlier this week it was reported that Hillary Clinton suffered a concussion after fainting due to dehydration from a stomach virus, and won't be available to testify before the committee. You have one guess as to where this is going.
Tags: Conservatives, Daily Caller, Hillary Clinton, Libya, State Department
Since the official Department of State blog launched in 2007, literally hundreds of people have visited DipNote to read carefully-phrased posts about American foreign policy. Now the blog is getting a redesign and possibly a new name, but–alas–only State employees were asked to submit names for the jazzed-up site coming in 2013.
This is truly a shame, since we had so many great ideas for blog names and content to feature at relaunch, such as:
Tags: Hillary Clinton, Internet, State Department