As Egypt plunges into crisis John Kerry has been allegedly spotted relaxing at his holiday home in Nantucket for Independence Day. The Secretary of State, who has just returned from a 12-day tour to the Middle East, was spotted near the July 4 festivities in the center of town, and on his yacht. With the Egyptian military ousting President Morsi amid violent protests, many in Nantucket were surprised to see Mr Kerry at his holiday home rather than in Washington. He is staying at the popular Massachusetts island near Cape Cod with his daughters and their husbands, according to the
Comments: He´s been "in constant touch" with those who are tracking the crisis? Don´t see a phone in his ear--is he receiving messages through his fillings?
But this happened so long ago, what difference does it make. The King of Ketchup can care less about anything except his own greedy entitled arrogant pursuit of happiness. Let Egypt burn, feed them cake, go away don´t bother me, I have a very expensive yacht to sail and a dinner reservation for filet mignon and lobster tonight. The nerve of you peons. Go away you bother me. Besides don´t you know I an a Viet Nam veteran, and the Secretary of State?!
John is right where he belongs, doing what he does best. The last thing Americans should want is for him to be sticking his nose into and meddling with matters he does not understand. Let him be. The less time he and people like him spend on public business, the better off the rest of us are. The same applies to the vast majority of elected officials, who almost always wind up making matters worse when they roll up their sleeves in the determination to make them better. Farmers have been subsidized for not growing certain crops; politicians should be subsidized for not concocting and passing legislation. We have enough legislation now to last us for a long time. We do not need any more. How refreshing it would be to elect representatives who, instead of piling on still more legislation, would undertake the thankless process of repealing much that is already on the books, has not accomplished what was intended, and has created new problems and additional expenses that were not foreseen but which march on with lives of their own for lack of political will and courage to abolish them.
Kerry doesn´t have anything to offer at this point because Obama and his henchmen haven´t worked out a scheme to rescue the MB in Egypt.I don´t consider what the military did a coup,they gave power over to a judge,I think. They were simply restoring order.
Kerry´s already a laughing stock to most people so why would anybody be shocked he would take a holiday off.Most deals in congress are struck when they´re up against a holiday or vacation.
Now Kerry has the SOS job title and more photos for his wall and as long as he keeps the Heinz Ketchup queen happy she will keep him rolling in the money and he´s good to go. Can´t be bothered with actually doing a job for America. He´s got big rich guy stuff to attend to. By-the-way, did you know he "served" in Viet Nam and got himself some metals?
Hey don´t lean on Lurch. These are policies laid out by out glorious leader... Valerie Jarrett.
Look at what´s happened the past few weeks. Syrian Brotherhood... going down. Egyptian Brotherhood... gone down. Snowden... Just gone.
Obama, Wookie, Kerry, Hillary, Bill all gone somewhere else. They can´t run anything... just run. Our Equator embassy, going, going and soon gone. Oh yes... Obamacare mandates gone until after the next election.
Well, gee, a guy has to have his priorities. Obama was missing during the murder of an American ambassador, so what is a little vacation during a coup in Egypt compared to that? I mean come on "folks" remember what the then Sec of State Hillary Clinton shouted "What Difference Does It Make"? That should be the theme chant for this administration. What Difference Does It Make.
#5, there was a clip of Will Rogers on television recently. He was making a joke about a president, I believe it was Coolidge: Rogers said something to the effect that the president didn´t do anything, but that was just what the American people wanted.
Rogers also said that we could avoid a lot of trouble if every nation tended to its own business.
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