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Kerry Silent at State Announcement  (He didn’t even stomp his hoof, one for yes, two for no.)

The Weekly Standard

President Barack Obama sang John Kerry’s praise today, as he nominated the former presidential candidate to be the next secretary of state. But after the president spoke, Kerry did not.

It is highly unusual for the person being nominated not speak at the press conference being held for him. Nevertheless, that’s what happened today at the White House.

Even CBS reporter Mark Knoller notes this oddity on Twitter:

Usually the nominee is given a chance to make some remarks, but not today. Neither did Pres Obama respond to queston about the fiscal cliff.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 21, 2012

 

As Obama finished, and started shaking hands with Kerry and his wife, the press shouted questions about the fiscal cliff. Obama did not respond to the questions.

 

 

» 15 Comments

  1. Corky

    December 21st, 2012

    I thought Ovomit was going to nominate him for Mr. Peanut?? No??

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  2. Maudie N Mandeville

    December 21st, 2012

    I hope he salutes again. He’s so sexy when he does that. And if he could just throw a couple of his Medals of Honor over the banister, I’d just swoon!

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  3. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 21st, 2012

    Okay. Now I know why Hillary got ill, fainted, and concussed herself. She was told Lurch was replacing her.

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  4. John F. Concealed Carry

    December 21st, 2012

    He didn’t even say,

    “…..reporting for doody!!!!!!!!!”?

    Hope his appointment get Swift-boated, fcuking catsup douche!

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  5. MaryfromMarin

    December 21st, 2012

    “You rang?”

    Wasn’t there a photoshop of the Addams Family recently, with Kerry as Lurch? Time to run it again.

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  6. thirdtwin

    December 21st, 2012

    Or maybe Sea Biscuit…and here’s hoping the old gold-digging gelding ends up married to the Elmer’s heiress.

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  7. Dagny

    December 21st, 2012

    is it for real?

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  8. Anonymous

    December 21st, 2012

    Dispatch him to Benghazi post haste.

    Lotta cleaning up to do.

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  9. Ferny

    December 21st, 2012

    What is there to say when rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic?

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  10. Kevin R.

    December 21st, 2012

    Members of the Politburo don’t say much in public.

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  11. Tim

    December 21st, 2012

    They have to put peanut butter in his mouth before he speaks … everybody would have seen em do it.

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  12. No Signal

    December 21st, 2012

    Ah Fauk! Now if we just had Gary Busey for Vice President the circus would be ready to roll.

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  13. Ornery1

    December 21st, 2012

    Better spreading hate and discontent in Foggy Bottom than the Pentagon…

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  14. Moe tom

    December 21st, 2012

    obummer made the announcement then ignored questions from the PRESS. Kerry said nothing. That may be a good sign. Maybe now the press will pay attention or are they going to be compliant with telling the American to fuck off. The media must realize (?) that they are being told to fuck off also.

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  15. Ten Megaton

    December 21st, 2012

    And that’s the way it is.

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