Huffington Post’s Sam Stein on John Kerry confirmation: ‘What up swift boaters!’

For the record, the official headline over at the Huffington Post announcing Sen. John Kerry’s confirmation as Secretary of State is simply, “John Kerry Confirmed As Secretary Of State.” That’s doesn’t quite convey the same excitement as the tweet by HuffPo’s political editor and White House correspondent Sam Stein: “WHAT UP SWIFT BOATERS!”

Voting is the best revenge, isn’t it? Not that the media were rooting for Kerry, that is. But we suppose if you’ve been waiting since 2004 for your chance to recycle some old material, all caps is the way to go.

NBC News’ Luke Russert calls Kerry’s career “quite the journey,” and even includes an anecdote on the subway portion of Kerry’s trek.

Let’s see if the New York Times’ Jonathan Weisman can give us an analysis of the international implications of today’s vote.

  • wolfie773

    Beginning of the end…of the US.

  • Joe W.

    Cruz & Cornyn….MY Texas Senators…….Good job, gentlemen. Texans know a traitor when we see one.

    • Jody M. Bailey


  • walterc

    This is why Senators should be banned from taking a position in the administration that requires Senate confirmation. Those guys (and gals) are like a fraternity when it comes to covering for each other. The man’s a treasonous scumbag. If the people of Taxachussetts want him to represent them, that’s their business, but I don’t want him representing me with the rest of the world. The man’s a gutless tax evading coward.

  • Angie

    No invite to State Christmas party — oh noes! Because that’s the only kind of thing that *matters* in DC, not stupid things like principles.

  • Steve_J

    I am sure he will do a fine job.

    • TugboatPhil

      Quite possibly, but for which country?

  • b_truit

    This Cruz guy, I’m hearing his name all over the place… Boss.

  • TugboatPhil

    Sam Stein✔

    Well, the first thing that’s “up” is that Question Marks have recently become the punctuation of choice for interrogative sentences. But being a professional writer, you knew that.

    The second thing “up,” is that the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth have still been slandered by John Kerry as “war criminals” and perpetrators of atrocities on a daily basis, with no proof on his part.

    The third thing “up” is that the SBVFT have still not seen the complete service record of John Kerry, that former Naval Officer who traveled to Paris and had illegal negotiations with the North Vietnamese, while we were still at war with them and he was still on active duty.

    Lastly, and Mr Stein you are surely aware of it, the fourth thing “up” is your cranium into your posterior.

    • ceemack

      Said one Swift Boat Veteran to another: “Well, hell, he can’t be worse than Hillary.”

  • Stupid Republic

    Kerry was another politician caught redhanded in lies, yet managed to be elected to the “World’s Greatest Deliberative Body” by the low-information voters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    • nc

      And now was just confirmed by the low-information voters of the United States Senate.

  • mwill


    indeed, because being secretary of state is a much better gig then being president.
    /end sarcasm.

    • Jillane Kent

      No matter the game, liberals always declare themselves the victor.

  • SideshowJon36

    Doesn’t matter who Obama appoints. They’re still gonna be the type of people Obama would appoint

    • BeeKaaay

      Yup. Marxists.

  • CrowdedCranium

    Look on the bright side, Herman is out of the Senate.

  • nc

    Ok, that settles it. I want the DC water tested.

    • BeeKaaay

      Tested? Forget that.

      Someone drop sleeping pills in it. A sleepy DC means too tired to spend.

      Speaker:all in favor of sleeping says ‘zzz’

      Congress: zzzzzzzzzzz

      Speaker: The zzz’s have it.

      • nc

        You’re right! I love it!

  • Junie3

    Wonder how much Teresa had to pay for this. Funding Soros left wing progressive groups has it benefits.

  • TJCrane_NCC1701

    Isn’t Kerry ineligible for the same reason that Hillary was ?

  • Raye09

    This is the end….Beautiful friend the end.

  • kim

    leave it to the Left to be celebrating a Sec of State that gave aid and comfort and propaganda help to our enemy during a time of War.
    Says everything, anyone would ever want to know about their party