John Kerry For Defense Secretary?

This is sure to improve troop morale. Why doesn’t Obama just poke his finger in their eyes?

President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus.

Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with the transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

You’d think Rice would be sent packing after her disastrous appearances in the aftermath of the Benghazi attack. But that would only happen in a sane world.

At least Kerry will be out of the Senate, if that’s any consolation.

Update: No consolation here: It looks like Eric Holder is going to stay on as Attorney General. Ugh.