January 24th, 2013
05:10 AM ET

John Kerry faces hearing for secretary of state post, armed with bipartisan support

By Jessica Yellin and Holly Yan

Nine years after his presidential bid ended in defeat, John Kerry's political career might take a major turn Thursday during his hearing to become the next secretary of state.

The longtime senator from Massachusetts could sail to an easy confirmation, as politicians from both parties expressed optimism he would win approval.

"Over these many years, John's earned the respect and confidence of leaders around the world. He is not going to need a lot of on-the-job-training," President Barack Obama said when he nominated Kerry last month.

"I think it is fair to say that few individuals know as many presidents and prime ministers or grasp our foreign policies as firmly as John Kerry, and this makes him a perfect choice to guide American diplomacy in the years ahead."

Kerry is noted for having the experience, gravitas and relationship-building skills that could help him succeed Hillary Clinton, the outgoing top U.S. diplomat.

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  2. helenecha

    John Kerry should tell people how long it would take to reach a Middle East two-state solution before he warned a failure to the solution would be disastrous at his confirmation hearing. Frankly, John Kerry is like an opera actor who is going to play a role in an operation film.

    January 25, 2013 at 1:26 am | Reply
  3. George Patton

    John Kerry is stupid big mouth and wrong for the job.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Reply
    • Bibi Satanau The Great Player

      You know we love our goyim dumb and dumber . . . but you know . . .we really like our dumb americans better than stupid . . . we like em stu-pud'er. Since stu-pud'er is better than just plain stu-pud!

      Chaaaaaaaaaa-ching! Keep those hard-earned tax dollars coming to us . . .this year we want $5 billion from you stu-pud'er dopes!

      Pass the wine!!

      January 25, 2013 at 12:44 am | Reply
  4. Tom

    Weird Arab dudes always talking about zionists and pretending to be israeli...

    January 24, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Reply
    • Mark

      The weird Arab dude is actually a Pakistani embassy staffer in NY. He works for Pakistani government.

      January 24, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Reply
    • Bibi Satanau The Great Player

      I'm a zine-0-ist all the way through . . .עם ישראל חי

      Most importantly . . . .I'm a rothchild baby . . . blue black and white.

      Oh yeah . . . . .lucifer lives!

      January 25, 2013 at 12:47 am | Reply
  5. Bangash

    No doubt John Kerry is the best possible choice and now one can hope that Obama in his second term probably intend to honor his commitment to change America, During oath taking ceremony he told the nation that decade of wars ending which mean world is now on way to peace. What make me worry more is that how he will do that and how MIC will let him do that? MIC has major share in US national budget, now how a nation survived on sucking the blood of poor nations for decades will change and leave death merchandise in world politics.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:20 am | Reply
    • Bibi Satanau The Great Liar

      "The best possible choice" . . . . .I love it!

      Dumb . . .dumb and dumber.

      best possible choice . . . . . .LOL boy . . . .we're good. All of us . . .including bangash . . . we're too smart for you dumb americans.

      We laugh at you every day in our temple. . . . goyim are dumber than cattle.

      January 24, 2013 at 11:31 am | Reply
  6. Bibi The Puppet Master

    Kerry is one our our zine-0-ist boys . . . he'll pass as our new puppet US Sec. of State. He does what he's told to do.
    We sure love our goyim dumb and dumber . . .yeah, stupid'er and stupid'er . . . . .since stupid 'er is better than just stupid.
    Stay stupid'er and keep sending up your money . . . it how we love our goyim.

    Yippppppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! We are the zine-0-ist of israel. We own you stupid Americans!

    January 24, 2013 at 10:50 am | Reply
    • Mark

      paki turd, go back to your country.

      January 24, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Reply

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