This can’t be real. Just some trial balloon to make the next name floated seem more realistic. I mean, nothing says a Commander in Chief loves his troops like sticking a reviled war protester who allegedly threw his medals over the White House fence at an anti-war protest (the ones he allegedly didn’t rightfully earn) in as Secretary of Defense.
President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus.
Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with the transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
I try to keep this blog free of profanity, but you gotta be sh*ttin’ me?
I guess the left being hard up for a “War Hero” and all just can’t pass up the chance to grab whatever they’re offered. If Kerry is the “trial balloon” I can hardly wait to see who the real pick will be. As was said elsewhere, “I can’t think of anyone less respected by the troops“.
- Former anti-war protester John Kerry to be Secretary of Defense? (twitchy.com)
- WaPo: John Kerry under consideration for defense secretary (michellemalkin.com)
- Kerry, John Kerry: Defense Secretary (zerohedge.com)