The buzz on Capitol Hill is that Obama will replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Demonrat Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee. Hillary has been hinting of an exit before the end of Obama’s first term, so her departure, if true, would actually be later than her own timetable.
In his Feb. 14 exclusive-to-subscribers report, “Hillary Clinton on her way out,” Wayne Madsen claims it is because Obama has lost faith in her loyalty to him:
WMR’s normally reliably informed sources are reporting that President Obama, upset that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had urged him, under false pretenses, to name as the president’s special envoy to Egypt, Frank Wisner, Jr, has strongly privately suggested that Clinton ought to submit her resignation. Obama has also, according to our sources, offered the Secretary of State job to Senator John Kerry (D-MA), who has signalled his willingness to accept.
Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, according to a New York Times report, backed the naming of Wisner, a long-time CIA agent-of-influence who has operated under State Department official cover as a diplomat for decades, is a close personal friend of Egyptian ex-President Hosni Mubarak, a relationship developed when Wisner served as President Reagan’s ambassador to Cairo….
Lending credibility to these rumors of Kerry replacing Hillary is the fact that Obama has been dispatching Kerry on one diplomatic mission after another — to Afghanistan in August 2010, to Sudan and Qatar in November 2010, and most recently to Pakistan.
Kerry is one of the wealthiest members of Congress through his marriage to Teresa Heinz, the widow of John Heinz of the H. J. Heinz ketchup company. In 2007, the net worth of the Kerrys was estimatedto be $3 BILLION.
But the very rich are not
people schmucks like you and me. A big-government tax-and-spend Demonrat, Kerry however does not believe in taxation when it comes to his own precious self because narcissists’ No. 1 operating principle is: “Rules Don’t Apply to Me!”
In July 2010, news came that billionaire John Kerry tried to evade some $500,000 in sales tax to his home state of Massachusetts for a $7 million yacht he had purchased in Rhode Island earlier in the year by listing the yacht’s home berth as Newport, R.I., when he actually intended to use the boat at his summer home on Nantucket.
And so, the replacement of Hillary with Kerry is just a musical-chairs game of the ruling elite. But if Hillary does leave the administration, she will be footloose and fancy free, available to challenge Obama for their party’s POTUS nomination in 2012.