Rumor has it that John Kerry is being considered instead of Rice to replace Clinton as Secretary of State.
When I last spoke with John Kerry, he promised, with heaps of witnesses, a televised debate. This hasn’t materialized yet. But should he get the nod to head up the Department of State, I’d like to take him up on the offer. His aides were trying to drag him away, literally pulling on his arms again and again to get him to stop such a conversation, but he insisted in his desire to continue, even reprimanding them repeatedly.
Our discussion lasted only ten to fifteen minutes, covering topics like faith being lived out in the public square, like obedience to the Vicar of Christ, like catholic pro-abortion politicians receiving Holy Communion with television cameras rolling. We were in the Vatican Gardens at the time. But, let me tell you, it was a frightening experience.
I’ve spoken with many a politician or diplomat in my day, but I’ve never come across anyone to equal random spewing forth of sound-bytes which may or may not have had anything to do with the flow of the conversation at hand. The disingenuity was jaw-droppingly stunning.
Really, I simply can’t imagine him going head to head with über-competent secretaries or heads of state with whom he would have to deal regarding the most difficult diplomatic problems in the world today.
How many Catholics like this are there? Pelosi, Sebelius, Biden, Kerry…