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President Obama Picks John Kerry for Secretary of State

Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry talks with U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama from Illinois onstage July 29, 2004 during the Democratic National Convention at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts. Kerry accepted his party's presidential nomination during his speech this evening bringing the convention to a close.
“Can you make me your secretary of State in eight years?” — John Kerry in 2004. Photo: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

John Kerry is believed to have long coveted the job of secretary of State. He lost the gig to Hillary Clinton when President Obama first entered the White House, because PUMAs. But now that Clinton is stepping down to spend some time “traveling” and “resting” and other fake things she won’t be doing, and with Susan Rice also out of the way, the position is finally Kerry’s. Obama is expected to make the official announcement later today. And unlike Rice, or Chuck Hagel, Kerry will have absolutely no problem getting confirmed by the Senate … we think.

Obama Picks Kerry for Secretary of State