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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:17 PM

McCain to Kerry: ‘Thank you very much, Mr. Secretary'

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain perhaps made his preference for secretary of state even more clear Monday at a press conference, when, taking the podium from Sen. John Kerry, he said, “Thank you very much, Mr. Secretary.”

Kerry is considered one of the final contenders to be nominated as secretary of state when Hillary Clinton steps down from the post. He has also been mentioned as a candidate for defense secretary.

The other person being touted for secretary of state is United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice. Rice has been embroiled in controversy about her role in the aftermath of the September 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi.

McCain has been one of Rice’s most vocal critics and said that he would have very big concerns during confirmation hearings were she to be nominated to head the State Department.



Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/12/03/mccain-to-kerry-thank-you-very-much-mr-secretary/#ixzz2E1BSCYqE

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spanone Dec 2012 OP
JoePhilly Dec 2012 #1
bemildred Dec 2012 #2
Snotcicles Dec 2012 #43
LisaLynne Dec 2012 #3
Scuba Dec 2012 #14
LisaLynne Dec 2012 #16
Scuba Dec 2012 #23
LisaLynne Dec 2012 #25
Aristus Dec 2012 #26
spanone Dec 2012 #5
TDale313 Dec 2012 #7
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #6
Lasher Dec 2012 #8
monmouth3 Dec 2012 #15
spanone Dec 2012 #17
Mass Dec 2012 #18
Segami Dec 2012 #19
Xipe Totec Dec 2012 #52
JustAnotherGen Dec 2012 #4
Ian David Dec 2012 #11
blm Dec 2012 #36
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #44
JustAnotherGen Dec 2012 #68
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #9
blm Dec 2012 #33
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #37
Coyotl Dec 2012 #39
blm Dec 2012 #56
pampango Dec 2012 #53
blm Dec 2012 #57
Mass Dec 2012 #65
ksoze Dec 2012 #10
NeedleCast Dec 2012 #12
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #45
Mass Dec 2012 #13
WeekendWarrior Dec 2012 #20
spanone Dec 2012 #21
Mass Dec 2012 #22
WeekendWarrior Dec 2012 #41
Mass Dec 2012 #42
Enrique Dec 2012 #24
JaneQPublic Dec 2012 #27
still_one Dec 2012 #28
Inuca Dec 2012 #34
still_one Dec 2012 #49
ann--- Dec 2012 #29
politicasista Dec 2012 #30
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #32
politicasista Dec 2012 #38
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #31
blm Dec 2012 #35
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #40
blm Dec 2012 #55
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #59
blm Dec 2012 #66
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #67
Capt. Obvious Dec 2012 #46
Terra Alta Dec 2012 #47
LeftishBrit Dec 2012 #48
Terra Alta Dec 2012 #51
blm Dec 2012 #54
still_one Dec 2012 #50
ProSense Dec 2012 #58
politicasista Dec 2012 #60
spanone Dec 2012 #61
ProSense Dec 2012 #62
ProSense Dec 2012 #63
Mass Dec 2012 #64

Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:19 PM

1. Kerry's response: "Thank you, Mr President."

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:20 PM

2. +1. nt

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Response to bemildred (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:37 PM

43. No! thank you. nt

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:20 PM

3. Hey, while we're in Imaginary World ...

can everybody start calling me Princess LisaLynne, Ruler of all Cool Stuff?

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:37 PM

14. I will, but only for the remainder of the day.

But you must call me the Baron Bubbler of the Bahamas for the same time period.

We can call McLame what he is, sad and sick.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:39 PM

16. You have a deal. ;) nt

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:43 PM

23. Thank you very much Princess LisaLynne, Ruler of all Cool Stuff.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:47 PM

25. A pleasure doing business with you, Baron Bubbler of the Bahamas.

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:49 PM

26. All hail Princess LisaLynne, Ruler of all Cool Stuff!

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:21 PM

5. if mccain wants kerry, i want rice.

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Response to spanone (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:22 PM

7. +1

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:21 PM

6. +1

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:23 PM

8. Win!

If that's what McLame wants, then I'm against it.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:38 PM

15. Did he really say that? If so, how perfect..LOL..n/t

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:40 PM

17. yes he did!

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:40 PM

18. Yes "Thank you very much Mr. President... This is what happens when two losers get together."

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:40 PM

19. LOLOL!

Good comeback!

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:18 PM

52. ROFFLMAO!


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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:21 PM

4. The fact that McCain wants Kerry

Senator Kerry's fabulous credentials aside - is a good reason to NOT place him in that position. McCain is a doddering old fool.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:26 PM

11. Unless that's exactly what he WANTS us to do. n/t

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:15 PM

36. McCain is also a damn liar and yet many Dems are falling for his dog and pony show on Rice.

When has a GOP hawk ever pushed for a noninterventionist Democrat to be chosen as SoS over a neocon Democrat?

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:38 PM

44. McCain and Kerry go back

They used to be really good friends, part of a group of Senate veterans. Their relationship was strained when McCain didn't do enough to stand up to the Swiftboaters, but they still work together a lot and maybe have patched things up.

I am no fan of McCain these days but his support of Kerry for SOS is not necessarily nefarious.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #44)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:50 PM

68. I don't care

He doesn't get to bully and Push around President Obama. I'm serious - since when does ANY progressive or liberal eveeeer have to listen to one of 'those' people. We won - now he needs to shut up - since he's not doing or saying anything of value.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:24 PM

9. I like Kerry, and he'd be a great SoS, but I'd be happy to see Obama stick it to McCain

by nominating Rice, who is also absolutely qualified for the job.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:09 PM

33. McCain and Co WANT Rice (neocon) and their dog and pony show is to corner Obama into naming her.

They know damn well the best way to keep non-interventionist Kerry from being named is to get all the GOP senators that Obama hates the most to pretend they want Kerry.

When has ANY Republican hawk preferred a noninterventionist Democrat over a neocon Democrat?

Some lefties don't know their enemies as well as they think. The left media is being incredibly obtuse over this current dog and pony show from the GOP shitstirrers.

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Response to blm (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:19 PM

37. The flip side of that is that making Kerry SoS

would give that dirtbag Brown another shot at the Senate. I really don't think McCain and his Mini-Me are clever enough to play that kind of reverse psychology on Obama - and Obama should be able to appoint whoever he thinks would be the best SoS - Rice, Kerry, or maybe somebody else - without having to put up with a lot of trumped-up bullshit.

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Response to blm (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:24 PM

39. Bullshit.

They want Kerry out of the US Senate for a variety of reasons.

Number one to win back a senate seat they just lost to Liz Warren.

Number two to alter the foreign relations comm.

Number three to get rid of a very high ranking Dem in the Senate.

Number four is just to get a few jollies by distaction and trying to sway Obama.

Number five maybe should be number one, racism. They want a white boy to be the face of the US in the world.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #39)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:36 PM

56. Nope - they manipulated Obama into naming a neocon they prefer. They know damn well their

hawkish policies need a neocon Democrat at State and Defense.

If it was about a Senate seat they'd target a seat they'd be more likely to win than in Mass, where the Dem voters learned their lesson about off year elections.

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Response to blm (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:57 PM

53. Those damn repubs are too smart for us and the "left media" I guess.

They have ginned up nonfactual controversy about Rice since long before the election. I doubt that was part of a strategy to get Kerry on as SOS.

The only evidence I have seen that repubs are any good at 3-D chess is when DUers ascribe that ability to them to explain why they happen to agree with the GOP take on an issue.

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Response to pampango (Reply #53)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:43 PM

57. Ginning up the BS against Rice was about the election, and continuing it past the election

was to put to rest the expectation that Kerry was replacing Clinton at State. Sorry, pamp, but one thing these losers do KNOW is how to manipulate the press and manage leaks, and also how to use Dems against each other.

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Response to pampango (Reply #53)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:38 PM

65. well, it is always fun to bash Kerry

I guess McCain knows that.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:26 PM

10. Kerry for SoS and Rice for Arizona Senator

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:28 PM

12. McCain wants to avoid having the SoS become a contender in 2016.

I think that's behind a lot of the rhetoric from the right regarding the SoS position. Kerry isn't likely to run for POTUS again but putting an up-and-coming democrat in the SoS position might create some buzz around that person for a 2016 run.

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Response to NeedleCast (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:39 PM

45. But McCain won't run again in 2016

At least, I can't imagine he would. He'll be like 80 years old.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:36 PM

13. Excellent answer by Kerry.

McCain is a moron, but nothing new there.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:41 PM

20. Wow, he is so desperate for Kerry to vacate his senate seat

These people are pathetic.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:42 PM

21. it's looking more and more like that is their goal.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:43 PM

22. I doubt it. His attacks on Rice lower Kerry's chances

not the opposite.

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Response to Mass (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:31 PM

41. Not in bizarro Republican Land

Have you ever noticed that EVERYTHING they do has the opposite effect than they intended? It isn't by design.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Reply #41)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:33 PM

42. OK, in this case, McCain is totally senile, because he had to know.

But I understand it is more fun to believe this.

But, given that the names that are surfaced in the media are all more hawkish and/or Republicans, I continue to think they are trying to get the two top names out of the equation and get some hawk from the democratic party.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:45 PM

24. congratulations to Sen. Kerry

on becoming Sec.of State of John McCain's Neighborhood. I wonder if he gets to drive the train.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:53 PM

27. Or McCain could have called Kerry...

..."The Seat-Warmer for Future Sen. Scott Brown."

After all, that is the only reason McCain and the other GOP senators want to see Kerry become SOS. Not that Kerry wouldn't be a great SOS, but that isn't really their concern.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:57 PM

28. Now I wonder if Randy Rhodes was right. She was saying last

Week Kerry was working with repukes to help him get nominated

If so I would be very disappointed in kerry

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Response to still_one (Reply #28)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:10 PM

34. Nonsense

she would not know + it's not Kerry's style

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Response to Inuca (Reply #34)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:13 PM

49. I think you are right

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Response to politicasista (Reply #30)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:08 PM

32. What attack?

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #32)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:20 PM

38. not important n/t

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:07 PM

31. While I believe that ...

Kerry would make an excellent SoS, and that he wants the post, I would love for him to deflate the bubble by declaring that he does not want to be considered for the post.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #31)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:13 PM

35. Dems are being pretty damn stupid to fall for McCain's dog and pony show. McCain wants Rice as SoS

and knows he has Obama cornered into naming her.

Can any one of you name ONE TIME when GOP senators ever demanded a noninterventionist Democrat to be head of State Dept over a neocon Democrat who often supports the GOP hawks on foreign policy?

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Response to blm (Reply #35)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:33 PM

40. I think ...

you're giving McCain waaayyyyyy too much credit. First, because McCain has proven time and again (and moreso, in recent years) that he does not possess the ability to look down-board. And secondly, President Obama has proven time and again that he marches to his own drummer ... He doesn't do anything because someone wants/doesn't want him to, least of all someone in the opposition. And McCain knows this.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #40)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:29 PM

55. You're whacked if you think McCain, Graham, and Ayotte are being genuine in expressing

support for Kerry as they target Rice whose neocon foreign policy philosophy is a better match for their hawkishness.

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Response to blm (Reply #55)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:47 PM

59. Call me Whacked then ...

because I happen to recall that the SoS does not set foreign policy objectives ... The U.S. foreign policy objectives would be the same, regardless of who the SoS is ... the only question would be the effectiveness in which the policy objectives are carried out.

And, BTW, I don't believe think McCain, Graham,or Ayotte are being genuine about anything other than being seen as relevent.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #59)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:45 AM

66. SoS has a lot of influence over that policy and policy decisions. Their worldview matters

quite a bit to the implementation of the policy and the outcome.

Hawks are most comfortable working with neocons on foreign policy.

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Response to blm (Reply #66)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:06 AM

67. Okay ...

I disagree; but okay.

The key is "influence", not sets. In the end, the SoS runs the play the coach, i.e., The POTUS, calls.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:46 PM

46. Daily Caller?

Is there any race baiting dog whistle in the article?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:01 PM

47. I like Kerry, but we need him in the Senate.

Why give Scott Brown another chance at the Senate? I really hope Obama goes with Susan Rice. McCain can go to hell.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:09 PM

48. McCain likes Kerry?

Or is it just that he wants another Senate vacancy to come up in Massachusetts?

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #48)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:15 PM

51. they've always been close friends

There was even some talk about them choosing the other as their running mate during their respective Presidential campaigns. However, I do think McCain has an ulterior motive in this -- mainly wanting to see Scott Brown back in the Senate.

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Response to Terra Alta (Reply #51)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:27 PM

54. Baloney - McCain and Co want Rice, a neocon the hawks can push to intervene ala Hillary.

MCCain has NEVER sided with Kerry politically on foreign policy and he's not to be trusted now. Not ONE of you have decided to question why the sudden turnabout by McCain and Graham? They 'praise' Kerry in hopes of burying the nomination and are pretty confident they have Obama cornered into naming Rice.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:14 PM

50. How about Bill Clinton for SOS?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:44 PM

58. Wow,

looks like Republicans know how to fuck with people's heads.

I mean, McCain and Tucker Carson's Daily Caller (read: idiotic RW rag) is news?



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Response to ProSense (Reply #58)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:52 PM

60. +1 n/t

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Response to spanone (Reply #61)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:29 PM

62. Are they still quoting McCain?

McCain is an idiot, and he fucking with people's heads.

How the hell can anyone assign a serious motive to an asshole who spends all his type trying to spin a conspiracy out of Benghazi?

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Response to spanone (Reply #61)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:31 PM

63. Another thing,

the notion that the three ring circus created by three Republican clowns is going to sway Obama's decision making is beyond absurd.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #58)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:37 PM

64. Well, at least they did not talk about how the GOP blocks the treaty concerning disabilities.

May be McCain got what he wanted after all.

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