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  •  Step aside? (1+ / 0-)
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    What choice did he have?  

    Again, what evidence is there that Kerry would have resigned had he not gotten the position?

    Let all the Bush tax cuts expire

    by Paleo on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 08:00:22 AM PST

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    •  You're losing focus (2+ / 0-)
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      Kerry is the BEST choice for SOS by a long mile -

      and would even be worth sacrificing a seat over

      Won't it be fun to show the people who voted for Bush over Kerry in 2004 how awesome Kerry is in a world leadership position?

      The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. --George Orwell

      by jgkojak on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 08:16:54 AM PST

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      •  As head of the SFRC Kerry already has a (1+ / 0-)
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        world leadership position.  It was Kerry who soothed Pakistan's ruffled feathers after the Bin Laden raid.  He has been to the Middle East more times than I can count.  The head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee plays a big role in our foreign policy.  After the President, VP, and SoS probably the biggest role.  

      •  It is not worth sacrificing a seat over (1+ / 0-)
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        This is not 1820, when SOS's had a lot more influence over policy.  There hasn't been a SOS who made any kind of mark since Kissinger.  The position is now little more than a goodwill ambassador.  

        Let all the Bush tax cuts expire

        by Paleo on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 08:26:12 AM PST

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        •  President Obama is above all the President of the (0+ / 0-)

          United States.

          If Kerry is the best choice to the best, he should be picked for the good of the Country.

          "Rick Perry talks a lot and he's not very bright. And that's a combination I like in Republicans." --- James Carville

          by LaurenMonica on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 08:31:48 AM PST

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          •  The King can do no wrong (0+ / 0-)

            You sound like the Republicans who claim criticism of U.S. policy is because the critics "hate America."

            Let all the Bush tax cuts expire

            by Paleo on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 08:41:40 AM PST

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