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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:20 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry

http://www.state.gov/secretary/



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ProSense Feb 2013 OP
lamp_shade Feb 2013 #1
Blaukraut Feb 2013 #2
ProSense Feb 2013 #8
beachmom Feb 2013 #3
freshwest Feb 2013 #4
whathehell Feb 2013 #5
freshwest Feb 2013 #6
whathehell Feb 2013 #13
freshwest Feb 2013 #16
whathehell Feb 2013 #18
Inuca Feb 2013 #9
Cha Feb 2013 #7
Mass Feb 2013 #10
ProSense Feb 2013 #11
beachmom Feb 2013 #12
wisteria Feb 2013 #15
wisteria Feb 2013 #14
demdiva Feb 2013 #17
wisteria Feb 2013 #19

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:21 PM

1. Yes...

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:34 PM

2. I know we're supposed to be happy, and I am...but....

Why does it feel like a death in the family now that Senator Kerry is no more? I suppose I'm in mourning, because losing JK's voice in the Senate is huge, and not just for us bay staters. So yes, I'm sad, but of course proud as hell of him, too.

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Response to Blaukraut (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:58 PM

8. Here's an anecdote to make you smile:

Kerry sworn in as secretary of State

John Kerry is now the nation's 68th secretary of State.

Kerry was sworn in Friday afternoon at a private ceremony on Capitol Hill by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. He is expected to have a public swearing in ceremony sometime next week, and his arrival at the State Department at 9 a.m. on Monday will be televised.

Kerry is the first chairman of the Senate Foreign Services Committee to become secretary of State in more than a century, according to his State Department biography. He was sworn in in front of a bust of former secretary of State and United Nations champion Cordell Hull, CNN reported, and received his Senate floor chair as a parting gift from his staff.

http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/congressional-delegations/280661-kerry-sworn-in-as-secretary-of-state

I can only imagine how you feel because he was your Senator (lucky you). Still, I felt some sadness yesterday, but not enough to overcome the happiness of knowing he has earned this recognition.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:35 PM

3. Awesome! Thanks for posting.

With JohnKerry.com gone, we now have a new site to peruse and get to know.

I read this here:

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/02/01/hillary_has_left_the_building

Meanwhile, Kerry was sworn in as the new secretary Friday afternoon in a private ceremony; the State Department refused to disclose the location. Kerry's first day at State will be Monday, and there will be a public swearing-in as well.

There's a lot of enthusiasm at the State Department about Kerry's arrival, but also much uncertainty about how much change he will bring.

"People are hopeful that he can carry on a lot of the strategic direction that Secretary Clinton set forth and that he can bring in his own brand of leadership but also not deviate from the path that Secretary Clinton has put us on," the State Department official said.


This is a good person to follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/blakehounshell

But there must be more.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:56 PM

4. From the official photo link at the site:



The rainbow of nations he will meet:



Carry on, John Kerry, we are proud of you.


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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:12 PM

5. After all these years...

he's still a babe...

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Response to whathehell (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:19 PM

6. Yes, I became a fan of his in 1972 when I went to D.C. but not for his looks. Still, he is a babe!

And he's stayed true to his beliefs, all these years, no matter what hand has been dealt him. Always a man of integrity who never gave up his core vision. The GOP hated him but he never went away.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:27 PM

13. Yes, well, of course he DOES have other things to recommend him, LOL

not being just a pretty face, but those little "extras" never hurt, do they?


What was your experience with him in D.C.? -- We're probably around the same age,

since I was alive and cognizant in that year, myself.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:40 PM

16. Oh, just listening to him and others on the grounds of the Capitol and got teargassed at the end.

I was with our anti-war group on a bus and we spent the night before in a beautiful cathedral. They let us sleep between the pews and we marched all the way there, and only near the end was the trouble. We'd had to be careful to walk as ordered, although we filled the streets, closely escorted by motorcycle and mounted police, all kinds of people. It was just before another action at the Pentagon, which I did not stay for, but some did and got arrested. We were not in a position to be arrested thousands of miles from home without resources. It was after the Pentagon Papers were finally published and we'd met Ellsberg at our university some time before. We were very much into ending the war and Kerry and VVAW were a big influence for many years back then. Their words held the most weight with us. Respect for all of those men, no matter what shape they were in when they returned. I found D.C. quite intimidating. I liked L.A. better.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:45 AM

18. Those were the days, weren't they?

Could you even have IMAGINED then, that the country would devolve to where we are now?

I sometimes feel like I'm living in a bad dream, or that my country was replaced

by a "Pod Country" or something while we were sleeping.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:34 PM

9. LOL

and I know what you mean

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:57 PM

7. Beautiful! boy, have we come a long way, baby, since this..

Congratulations SOS John Kerry!

Obama first met Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry in the spring of 2004, and was just one of several names considered for the role of keynote speaker at the party's convention that summer. After being alerted in early July that he had been chosen to deliver the address, Obama largely wrote the speech himself, with later edits from the Kerry presidential campaign. Delivered on the second night of the DNC in just under 20 minutes, the address included both a biographical sketch of Obama, his own vision of America, and the reasons for his support of Kerry for the presidency. Unlike almost all prior and all subsequent convention keynote addresses, it was not televised by the commercial broadcast networks, and was only seen by a combined PBS, cable news and C-SPAN television audience of about 9 million. Since its delivery, several academics have studied the speech, both for the various narratives it describes as well as its implications for racial reconciliation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Democratic_National_Convention_keynote_address

thank you, Pro Sense!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:16 PM

10. Swearing in photos



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Response to Mass (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:19 PM

11. Cool, thanks. n/t

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Response to Mass (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:29 PM

12. Thanks!! Great photos!

And now immediately to work:

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/john-kerry-sworn-in-kerry-first-trip-likely-to-include-stops-in-israel-egypt-official-says

Secretary of State John Kerry is likely to visit the Middle East as part of his first official overseas trip, wasting no time in demonstrating an urgency for reviving stalled peace talks and addressing political chaos in Egypt.

The full itinerary of Kerry's initial travel schedule was not clear, but a U.S official said the trip would likely include stops in Israel and Egypt.

The trip is expected in the middle of this month, the official said before Kerry was sworn-in on Friday by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan.


Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/john-kerry-sworn-in-kerry-first-trip-likely-to-include-stops-in-israel-egypt-official-says#ixzz2JhHUjBFd

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Response to Mass (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:36 PM

15. So nice.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:32 PM

14. Beautiful!

It is marked as a favorite.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:43 AM

17. LOVVVE (and bookmark)

That's really amazing... and a good lesson that sometimes things don't work out as planned but something amazing still comes of it

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Response to demdiva (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:44 PM

19. +1 n/t

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