From Fox News.
The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Obama’s choice of five-term Sen. John Kerry to be secretary of state, with Republicans and Democrats praising him as the ideal successor to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The vote Tuesday was 94-3. One senator — Kerry — voted present and accepted congratulations from colleagues on the Senate floor. The roll call came just hours after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved the man who has led the panel for the past four years.
Kerry could be sworn in as early as Wednesday. A welcoming ceremony is planned at the State Department on Monday.
……Kerry, a forceful proponent of climate change legislation, (READ: “global warming” bunk, emphasis mine) also will have a say in whether the United States moves ahead on the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, a divisive issue that has roiled environmentalists.
Voting against Kerry were three Republicans — Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma and John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas. Absent from the vote were Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and John Hoeven, R-N.D.
“Sen. Kerry has a long history of liberal positions that are not consistent with a majority of Texans,” Cornyn said in a statement. The senator is up for re-election next year and could face a tea party challenge.
“Reporting for duty”.
“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”
This is coming from a brainiac who got “stuck” in Vietnam.
Kerry wrote in 1986 that he volunteered to serve in the Navy during the Vietnam War because, “When I signed up for the Swift boats, they had very little to do with the war. I didn’t really want to get involved in the war.” Kerry joined the Navy after he couldn’t secure another education deferment.
For the uninitiated, John Kerry lied before Congress in 1971 during the so-called “Winter Soldier Investigation”. He denigrated his fellow veterans with fabricated tales about atrocities he never witnessed, and hopped into the political sack with Jane Fonda, and the V.V.A.W. (Vietnam Veterans Against the War); a wonderful organization that voted on whether to commit political assassinations during a November 1971 meeting.
He also traveled to Hanoi, shook hands with the VC, and offered his support. His picture still hangs in the Ho Chi Mihn museum.
His “war hero” persona has some flaws. The embellished circumstances involving his Purple Hearts and his subsequent behavior are clearly indicative of lack of character, integrity, and the leadership it takes to be a respected member of our government. He shouldn’t have been a Senator, let alone a Presidential candidate or Secretary of State.
Former members of his Navy Swift Boat unit revealed some aspects of Kerry’s unethical behavior. Kerry “reenacted” his adventures in Vietnam with a movie camera, conned the Navy out of 4 Purple Hearts for Band-Aid “wounds” (one of which was self-inflicted), and threw someone else’s medals over the White House fence during an anti-war publicity stunt.
For a complete expose on the 1971 “Winter Soldier” sham check out this website: http://www.wintersoldier.com/
He promises to “implement Obama’s vision for the world”.
Bowing to despots.
Kowtowing to Islamofascist scumbags.
Kissing China’s ass.
Forcing a dicked-up ROE on the troops in Afghanistan.
Getting owned by Vladimir Putin.
Epic fail at the G8 summit.
Insulting and disrespecting our British allies.
Insulting and disrespecting Israel; America’s only ally in the Middle East.
Insulting and disrespecting the United States of America in front of the United Nations.
And just think, this shit bag will be Hillary’s replacement. From bad to worse.