Obama Nominates John Kerry for State
Barring a confirmation surprise, he will replace Hillary Clinton
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2012 1:09 PM CST
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., in a file photo.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – The not-so-surprising leaks were right on the money: President Obama today picked John Kerry to be his next secretary of state, reports AP. "I'm very proud to announce my choice," said the president, adding that Kerry's whole life and career "has prepared him for this role." Kerry currently serves as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations panel and, barring any confirmation surprises, will replace Hillary Clinton next year. And who knows, it might just set up a battle between Ben Affleck and Scott Brown for his Massachusetts Senate seat.

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Dec 22, 2012 10:00 AM CST
(R) 2014 & 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: We think Sen. John Kerry will be confirmed to serve the Secretary of State position for sure. However, Kerry is anti-Nixon, and I am pro-Nixon (foreign policy & affairs, academic and Agriculture for Africa). Kerry is a veteran of US Navy, and the 2014 & 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY is a veteran of US Air Force, we all love our F-22, F-35 (Sales), and a Flying Saucer. The 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY will fulfill JFK's Peace Corps to merge with the State Department and lower-level CIA.
Dec 22, 2012 9:07 AM CST
two bozos in a row, three and you strike out. Oh wait a minute that is baseball
Dec 22, 2012 6:42 AM CST
So we go from Hillary Billary to the Heinz Empire gigolo. Stand up America, this is certainly a day to be proud,