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 I’m having trouble imagining Kerry getting tough with anybody, so this photo caught my eye even though it’s most likely Kerry is describing his battle for a primo spot in the State Department parking garage.
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(Photo Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images caption:  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) talks to U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (R) after Kerry was sworn in during a ceremonial swearing in at the State Department February 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. Kerry was officially sworn in on February 1 at the U.S. Capitol as the 68th Secretary of State, succeeding Hillary Clinton.)
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I’m having trouble imagining Kerry getting tough with anybody, so this photo caught my eye even though it’s most likely Kerry is describing his battle for a primo spot in the State Department parking garage.

via Getty Images

(Photo Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images caption: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) talks to U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (R) after Kerry was sworn in during a ceremonial swearing in at the State Department February 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. Kerry was officially sworn in on February 1 at the U.S. Capitol as the 68th Secretary of State, succeeding Hillary Clinton.)

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 The media (justifiably) goes after Romney for taking the day off yesterday, the newly-minted candidate not only choosing not to acknowledge Labor Day (maybe he thought he was snubbing the union movement?). Rather than lying low and just doing a b-b-q, however, he’s out doing the boating/yachting thing. Like the vacation over Fourth of July while Obama bypassed Camp David or Martha Vineyard for campaigning on Main Street, Romney’s response (as it was at the time) is that he’s earned his vacations. Anyway, it’s belaboring the obvious to say that yesterday’s optics are terrible — especially since that’s the way my local news channel framed it. It’s like Romney is doing to himself what it took Rove to do to Kerry in 2004 … in framing a tall, handsome dude as extremely rich, out of touch, and a man of expedience: Same tune, different body of water.
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The media (justifiably) goes after Romney for taking the day off yesterday, the newly-minted candidate not only choosing not to acknowledge Labor Day (maybe he thought he was snubbing the union movement?). Rather than lying low and just doing a b-b-q, however, he’s out doing the boating/yachting thing. Like the vacation over Fourth of July while Obama bypassed Camp David or Martha Vineyard for campaigning on Main Street, Romney’s response (as it was at the time) is that he’s earned his vacations. Anyway, it’s belaboring the obvious to say that yesterday’s optics are terrible — especially since that’s the way my local news channel framed it. It’s like Romney is doing to himself what it took Rove to do to Kerry in 2004 … in framing a tall, handsome dude as extremely rich, out of touch, and a man of expedience: Same tune, different body of water.

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More telling than you’d think at first glance, Capitol Dems playing like “business as usual” where the challenge to health care law is political gorilla on their backs.
via  The New York Times
(credit: Luke Sharrett/The New York Times caption:  A man in a gorilla costume stood behind Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, left, John Kerry of Massachusetts, center, and Jeff Merkley of Oregon. The three Democrats held a news conference to discuss the health care law hearings.) 
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More telling than you’d think at first glance, Capitol Dems playing like “business as usual” where the challenge to health care law is political gorilla on their backs.

via The New York Times

(credit: Luke Sharrett/The New York Times caption: A man in a gorilla costume stood behind Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, left, John Kerry of Massachusetts, center, and Jeff Merkley of Oregon. The three Democrats held a news conference to discuss the health care law hearings.)

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In the US, there is some consensus that the war in Afghanistan was justified.  At least when it started.  Iraq may be considered closer to Vietnam. We call this photo “Last to Leave” and find it very interesting that a British magazine takes John Kerry’s words and applies them here.


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In the US, there is some consensus that the war in Afghanistan was justified. At least when it started. Iraq may be considered closer to Vietnam. We call this photo “Last to Leave” and find it very interesting that a British magazine takes John Kerry’s words and applies them here.

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