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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:44 AM

Obama Expected to Name Kerry as Secretary of State

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Source: NYT

President Obama is leaning strongly toward naming John Kerry, the Massachusetts senator and unsuccessful Democratic nominee for president eight years ago, to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state, according to administration officials and friends of Mr. Kerry.

But the announcement will be delayed, at least until later this week and maybe beyond, because of the Connecticut school shooting and what one official called “some discomfort” with the idea of Mr. Obama’s announcing a national security team in which the top posts are almost exclusively held by white men.

The American ambassador to the United Nations, Susan E. Rice, who is black and was considered Mr. Obama’s leading candidate for the job, withdrew her name from consideration last week after opposition to her nomination grew in the Senate.

For Mr. Kerry, 69, the appointment would fulfill an ambition that dates back many years. He had hoped for the post when Mr. Obama was first elected in 2008; since then, he has shepherded the passage of a critical arms-control treaty and conducted a series of quiet missions on behalf of the president, notably at moments of crisis with Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/us/politics/obama-expected-to-name-kerry-as-secretary-of-state.html



"...discomfort with the idea of Mr. Obama’s announcing a national security team in which the top posts are almost exclusively held by white men"? That's a rather disturbing passage right here. Can't people be just people?

Colin Powell ("no doubt that Saddam Hussein has biological weapons and the capability to rapidly produce more" ) is definitely out of the picture. I don't know who else can be a legit candidate besides Kerry for SOS, regardless of race.

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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:49 AM

1. Locking, sorry. LBN Dupe. Please continue discussion on LBN link below

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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:49 AM

2. Talk about playing into the Republican's hands.... omg

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