Obama Nominating John Kerry To Be Secretary Of State

It looks like the policy of leading from behind will continue. President Obama is nominating Senator John Kerry to be Secretary of State after Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration. It’s expected that Kerry will be confirmed by the Senate without much opposition. But maybe someone will ask him about how he dined with Syrian dictator Bashar Assad in 2009.

President Barack Obama will nominate Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) to be Secretary of State on Friday, according to reports in The New York Times and Associated Press.

I’m sure the Swift Boat veterans will also have something to say about this.

Oh well, at least this means Kerry will no longer be in the Senate.

Check Twitchy for reactions to this news, they’ve already started capturing some of them.

Update: A few reminders from Drudge:

Kerry a Frequent Visitor with Syrian Dictator Bashar Al-Assad…

FLASHBACK: Kerry accused US soldiers of atrocities and ‘terrorizing’ children…

FLASHBACK: Was for it before he was against it…

POLL: Scott Brown Would Win Special Senate Election To Replace Kerry…

Update: Linked by Becca Lower – thanks!