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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:44 AM

NOT about SoS: nice things said about Sen. Kerry

NB: this thread is intended NOT to be a discussion about SoS (even though the quote comes from yet another piece on that).
I am posting this with the idea that there is at least some good consequence of the @#$$: I see more statements about Sen. Kerry that suggest that people are finally beginning to see who he really is, and/or appreciate who he is. This is for the good no matter what the outcome of this ridiculous (and needlessly ridiculous) situation.
If you have any other examples, please post them here. I know that there have been several good examples on other threads.. .I welcome people reminding us of those older examples here.

Anyway, this is from David Ignatius in today's WaPo (PLEASE do not comment on the overall topic of his oped, which is, alas, on the Subject Which Must Not be Named on This Thread. If you care to comment on the entirety of his oped, please do so on another thread). First sentence is included ONLY to provide context, not to invite commentary on the SWMNBNONTT:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-a-close-call-on-susan-rice/2012/11/30/fbcd3316-3b23-11e2-8a97-363b0f9a0ab3_story.html

If State Department officials could select their own boss, they would probably pick Sen. John Kerry. He presents himself (as has Hillary Clinton) in the practiced, reassuring way that a seasoned politician can. And to a surprising extent, Kerry thinks outside the box. He was early to understand the importance of engaging America’s adversaries in Iran, Syria and even Hamas. He has operated as Obama’s private emissary in Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere, and has been loyal and discreet.


Yup, thinks outside the box. That's my Senator, and I'm glad that someone is saying this publicly. The "outside the box" part is a key reason why I support him so strongly.

Other examples of compliments, anyone?
Remember: NO commentary on the Subject Which Must Not Be Named on This Thread.

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Reply NOT about SoS: nice things said about Sen. Kerry (Original post)
MBS Dec 2012 OP
Mass Dec 2012 #1
wisteria Dec 2012 #2
wisteria Dec 2012 #3
JI7 Dec 2012 #4
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Response to MBS (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:34 AM

1. here is an excerpt from eenews, reminding the role Kerry had

in climate change, including at times when nobody was interested.
http://eenews.net/public/EEDaily/2012/11/27/1
Kerry heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and has been involved in both domestic and international climate policy going back to the 1980s and '90s, sponsoring legislation at home to cut greenhouse gases while frequenting U.N. climate change conferences.

At times, he has been the only senator and highest-ranking U.S. official to attend the talks, noted Andrew Light, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. In those years, the Massachusetts senator took on the task of reassuring a skeptical world that the United States would eventually act on climate change.

Light remembered Kerry's appearance in Bali, Indonesia, in 2007, nearly seven years into the George W. Bush administration, during which he promised the global community that the United States would be able to take a more proactive role after the 2008 presidential election because both Obama and 2008 GOP nominee John McCain believed in climate change.

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Response to Mass (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:58 PM

2. Ne has been very involved in Climate Change for a long time now.

Thank you for reminding us of all of his efforts on this issue.

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Response to MBS (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:09 PM

3. The Alito filibuster.

I know we all were not pleased with the outcome, but he stuck to his principals and was a real man of the people during this fight to keep Alito off of the SC.

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Response to MBS (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:56 AM

4. the British , it concerns SOS, but take that away and just look at the nice things said

from the Brits


"Kerry as a statesman is already a historically important chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and as a war hero has amply proven his courage under fire.

The Republican admiration for Kerry is sincere and shared by Democratic admiration for Kerry. He is among the most qualified candidates in America for any Cabinet position and for the presidency itself. Kerry is a statesman of world-class magnitude and a highly decorated warrior who has vast credibility and clout with both diplomatic and military leaders around the world. He is on course to become one of the most important chairmen of the Foreign Relations committee in the history of the Senate."

http://www.ukprogressive.co.uk/scott-brown-should-stand-down-for-john-kerry/article20972.html

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Response to JI7 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:16 AM

5. Very, VERY nice

I HATE this whole thing (and no, I wil not nam eit )

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Response to MBS (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:28 AM

6. this is something he will always have

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