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Kerry Waits Out Egypt Crisis on Private Yacht

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On July 4, 2013 @ 3:28 pm In The Point | 6 Comments

I'm John Kerry, and I'm reporting for duty. [1]

Reporting for Duty


Being Secretary of State is nice work if you can get it [4]. Here Secretary of State John Kerry is reporting for duty aboard his warship, the USS Isabel. While the Isabel will probably shortly sail on a secret Christmas Day mission to Cambodia while dodging RPGs and members of the Kennedy family, for the moment it is moored in Nantucket while the Middle East burns.

3 AM phone call? Please. That’s for people who work for a living.

Kerry spokesperson Jen Psaki denied the report.

“Since his plane touched down in Washington at 4 am, Secretary Kerry was working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt,” Psaki said in a statement.

Kerry was absent from a White House photo showing President Obama meeting with members of his national security team to discuss the situation in Egypt, but Psaki said he had dialed in on a secure phone line for that meeting.

“He participated in the White House meeting with the President by secure phone and was and is in non-stop contact with foreign leaders, and his senior team in Washington and Cairo.”

So we have a Secretary of State who telecommutes from a yacht. Wonder what the Romans would have made of that?

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[3] July 3, 2013: https://twitter.com/Mosheh/statuses/352526314433040385

[4] Secretary of State is nice work if you can get it: http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2013/07/with-little-going-on-in-world-secretary.html

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