Shiver their timbers! State Dept. backtracks, admits Kerry ‘was briefly on his boat’

Seawater can’t put out pants fires.

Two days after emphatically denying that Secretary of State John Kerry was anywhere near a boat off of Nantucket:

State Department spokestool Jen Psaki has amended her earlier story:

“Briefly on his boat.”

“Briefly” is such a relative term, right? Just like … “forthcoming.”

Lying for two days and quietly revealing the truth only after getting caught is being forthcoming? Well, all righty then.

Ladies and gentlemen, the U.S. State Department:

(Hat tip: Jeryl Bier)

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

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Twitter user: ‘Kerry sailed right by me yesterday on the Nantucket sound’ [photo]; Update: Boston Herald confirms Kerry is on Nantucket

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  • FreedomFighter

    Following his “brief” time on his yacht, Kerry indulged in a nice long swim, a bike ride, then out for dinner and drinks with the girls.

    • Canadian in USA

      In other words, “Kerry was found briefly swimming, briefly riding, and briefly drinking”.

      • Jay Stevens

        In other words, “Kerry was found briefly swimming, briefly riding, and briefly eating and drinking”.

  • Tim Mauch

    State Department apparently doesn’t think that it is accountable to the people, just keeps telling lies. I guess we should just assume that what they tell us about anything, is a lie!

    • b_truit

      They could tell me they ate Cheerios for breakfast. I wouldn’t believe them.

      • ObamaFail

        The entire Obama administration has been caught in so many lies, they could tell me the sky is blue on a sunny day and I’d have a very hard time believing them.

        • bluewaternavy

          they could tell me the sun rises and I wouldn’t believe them…..

  • Jack Deth

    Let’s see.

    Two hours by air to Nantucket. An hour’s motorcade to get from the airport.
    Plus whatever time in hours or days he has spent in Nantucket does NOT equal “briefly”!

    Our State Department. Not giving a blatant rat’s ass about anyone outside the Obama enclave. And doing a fantastic job of it!!!

  • no_more_deceit

    Let’s ‘briefly’ not fund the State Department for a year ($47 plus billion), then they can play in their boats all year long. Ya hear that Boehner?

  • HARP2

    STATE DEPT…….We might have lied a little bit about this but we ARE telling the truth about Benghazi.

    • no_more_deceit

      So Ace was correct then, it was that “Weekend at Bernie’s II” video.

  • Steve_J

    They just can’t be honest about anything.

  • grais

    “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

  • I M Free

    there they go! our gov’t is not capable of telling the truth.

    • OpenTheDoor

      Our current government administration is incapable, eh?

  • OpenTheDoor

    Briefly, is that anything like he didn’t pay the boat taxes, briefly?

  • Love of Country

    Most Democrats are pathological liars! And I hate pathological liars!!!!!!!!!!

  • Legal Immigrant in TX

    The most transparent admin ever. LOL!

  • Guest

    Obama’s State Department continues to lack credibility and purpose,
    like the individual in the White House, for whom they work.

    • socalcon

      For the Dems/Libs, the good news in your post is that Hillary is provided 2016 coverage for misdeeds by inept/untruthful WH.

      • http://ramblingdrunk.blogspot.com/ Kahner Rodriguez

        Thank god Hillary is provided coverage. But that’s only if she did won the election. I is hoping she will does.

        • Hugh Mcgarity

          “I is hoping she will does” weren’t you downing someone about half a page up for writing something that makes no sense? how about your sentence quoted above? nice job professor kahner

          • http://ramblingdrunk.blogspot.com/ Kahner Rodriguez

            It was a joke making fun of the previous poster’s poor grammar. My god, your rightwingers are stupid. But it does make for amusing trolling on a slow Friday.

          • Belinda Henry

            If you have to explain your joke then its not funny. That’s the rules..

          • http://ramblingdrunk.blogspot.com/ Kahner Rodriguez

            Ah, the old joke rules. There’s one other possibility, under the rules. Your audience is stupid.

          • Belinda Henry

            Or the one telling the joke is stupid.. I’m going with that one

          • lainer51

            Stupid is as stupid does and right wingers didn’t put this trainwreck administration in the White House. The stooges of the country did that for us. I is hoping you don’t take it personally though.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “My god, your rightwingers are stupid.”

            Uh-huh.

            “But it does make for amusing trolling on a slow Friday.”

            Lying leftist trolls are always amusing.

        • lainer51

          I is hoping you are being sarcastic.

          • Jay Stevens

            No, no, no. It should be, “I is hoping you is being sarcastic.

          • lainer51

            you be right… thanks ….

          • objectivefactsmatter

            I’s hoping you will been sarcasm.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            I’s hoping you will been sarcasm.

    • 1CatEye

      They all work for us.

  • Dexter Alarius

    Well, he had named his boat “Egypt”, so saying ‘he has been working all day on Egypt’ was true!

    • jms

      Haha. He must have been sailing “Egypt” on “de Nile”

      • objectivefactsmatter

        He’s in de Nile on Egypt.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        He’s in de Nile on Egypt.

  • neoface

    I think to qualify for a position in Obama’s administration you have to demonstrate that you have the audacity to tell a bold faced lie. Which Kerry has demonstrated that he can, by getting his controversial silver star in the 70’s after Vietnam conflict.
    Lie about being on the yacht is just chop change. Of course Carney has got the lying down to a science. LOL!!!

  • Joe W.

    And yet there are many, MANY foolish moon bats who STILL put their faith in these corrupt, filthy liars. Can someone please tell me a time when ANYONE in this administration has ever told the truth or ever done ANYTHING of benefit to the American People?? That question is rhetorical, folks, for it is not possible.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

     
                   I’m Leading By Example. Everybody Follow My Lead! “

  • melanerpes

    Kerry was on the boat just long enough to man the bilge pumps.

  • The Penguin

    K, another lie. Followed by…Witty comments. Jabs at the empowered. Soooo cool. And then…crickets. Let me know when we’re all gonna do something about this besides talk. G’nite America ZZzzzzzzz

  • HolyCowRUKiddingme

    I think they meant –
    “He was on his boat —————- while he was in his BRIEFS”
    EEEEWWWWW!!!!!!

  • socalcon

    A Sociopath:
    A sociopath is typically defined as someone who lies incessantly to get their way and does so with little concern for others.

    Compulsive Liar:

    A compulsive liar is defined as someone who lies out of habit. Lying is their normal and reflexive way of responding to questions.

    The terms Pathological Liar, Habitual Liar and Chronic Liar are often used to refer to a Compulsive Liar.
    Therefore, A Pathological Lying Sociopathic administration

  • John Howard

    Nautically speaking he wasn’t on a boat. He was on a yacht.

    • John W.

      So then, even the State Dept’s correction is a lie.

  • jetch

    yeah, when i’m hard at work putting out major fires, i’ll briefly drive down to the yacht club, and board my yacht for like a few minutes before I head back to work…

  • VerminMcCann
  • http://ramblingdrunk.blogspot.com/ Kahner Rodriguez

    Is this the stuff you rightwingers obsess about all day? If and for how long Kerry was on his boat? Jesus, that’s sad. #embarrassing

    • Foxxman

      Um…sad? Sad that our leaders choose to lie to us at every turn? Yes, that’s sad. Your comment is just…clueless.

      • http://ramblingdrunk.blogspot.com/ Kahner Rodriguez

        Dude, keep up the good work tracking Kerry’s boat situation. It’s important stuff, and sure the help you win back the whitehouse. Also check if he’s being truthful about how many poops he’s taken today and whether he’s eating his vegetables. Inquiring minds want to know.

        • Cmate

          No we’ll leave the bodily functions to you, you know, skill set and all.

          • http://ramblingdrunk.blogspot.com/ Kahner Rodriguez

            Are you implying that I have the skills to use the toilet and consume food? BURN! I guess you still rely on Momma to change your diapers.

          • Cmate

            No my girlfriend does that.

          • TocksNedlog

            You can probably do both at the same time!

        • Foxxman

          Wow…that contrail overhead is the point you missed. What a sad little troll.

        • The Penguin

          You keep deflecting. There was a lie here. Address that!

          • http://ramblingdrunk.blogspot.com/ Kahner Rodriguez

            ” There was a lie here. Address that!”
            OK! I don’t care whether Kerry was on his boat or not!

          • Jay Stevens

            But you should care about whether Kerry is doing the job we are all paying him for.

        • lainer51

          Bathroom habits you say?

          That is what the NSA is for!!!!!

        • Belinda Henry

          I think they just want to know that he’s hard at work. Which obviously he is not.

    • Katherine McChesney

      You have a blasphemous mouth. Jesus had nothing to do with it.

      • http://ramblingdrunk.blogspot.com/ Kahner Rodriguez

        hahahahaha. a blasphemous mouth? please, don’t stone me to death for my blasphemy! by the way, how do you access the internet from the 17th century?

        • Cmate

          Satellite.

    • Dick Beninya

      I think it’s an issue of leadership by example when foreign policy is dangerously in the toilet.

    • Cmate

      We’ve got a lot more time than you libs from not stealing votes.

      • http://ramblingdrunk.blogspot.com/ Kahner Rodriguez

        “We’ve got a lot more time than you libs from not stealing votes.”
        Do you think that string of gibberish actually means anything coherent? Again, #sad.

        • Cmate

          Yeah, it means you spend time stealing votes. and we do not.
          Hence we have more time to worry about Dem Liars. Sorry to be redundant.

          • http://ramblingdrunk.blogspot.com/ Kahner Rodriguez

            So it means you’re an idiot spouting BS. Need a diaper change? #IknowThisIsNotTwitter #ButYouAreSad

          • Cmate

            Just had one, maybe next time.

        • Cmate

          And whats with the # if you think this is twitter I think you took a wrong turn at facebook.

        • The Penguin

          Florida?

        • Hugh Mcgarity

          anything that gets under the skin of a lib is the right thing. thanks kahner for exposing yourself– more to come troll.

          • http://ramblingdrunk.blogspot.com/ Kahner Rodriguez

            rankles me? ha, i’m loving it. keep spinning your wheels trying to gin up fake scandals no one cares about. it can keep you busy till 2016 when Clinton whoops your butts. you make me laugh.

          • http://ramblingdrunk.blogspot.com/ Kahner Rodriguez

            Oh Noes! Not more of that vicious treatment. I’m so rankled! Oh, man, you guys are funny.

        • Hugh Mcgarity

          been trying to think what a kahner might be and i think i’ve got it. ans: an object that looks like a baby ruth bar floating in the swimming pool

          • http://ramblingdrunk.blogspot.com/ Kahner Rodriguez

            wow, you really had to think to come up with that? you must have brought some vast intellectual capacity to bear on the issue.

    • thebigguy128

      No.. what’s sad and embarrassing is the Obama campaigns paid liar Jen Psaki stated without reservation that the SOS had arrived in Washington at 4:00 a.m. and was at work continuously on the Egypt affair….so busy he couldn’t leave his office to attend the POTUS National Security Meeting in person and instead dialed in on a “secure line.”
      when challenged, the paid liar vehemently DENIED the SOS was on his boat, let alone anywhere near the water. And now, today, he was “briefly” on his boat in Nantucket. Nantucket must be just around the corner from the State Department.
      You leftards are what is sad and embarrassing. Obama and his cohorts lie so much and do it with so much ease, you all expect that is the way it should be.

      • The Penguin

        Ah… facts.

      • http://ramblingdrunk.blogspot.com/ Kahner Rodriguez

        Yes, please keep researching the critical boat story. Expose BOATGATE! The American people need to know the truth about Kerry’s boat conspiracy!

        Oh, wait. No one except you lunatics care.

        • The Penguin

          A lie was told to the American people. Period babe.

        • Hugh Mcgarity

          if it rankles you then we’ll keep it up. i’m loving it

        • thebigguy128

          I couldn’t care less if he was on his boat or not. Apparently the paid liar Jen Psaki thought it was a big deal…so she lied about it. That’s the point all of the Obama apologists are missing. You seem to think it’s not a big deal…ok…it’s not..but why did the State Department spokes troll Psaki reflexively lie about his whereabouts? That’s the point.

          Be careful….someday you will no longer be “useful” to Obama…then you’ll just be an idiot.

        • thebigguy128

          I couldn’t care less if he was on his boat or not. Apparently the paid liar Jen Psaki thought it was a big deal…so she lied about it. That’s the point all of the Obama apologists are missing. You seem to think it’s not a big deal…ok…it’s not..but why did the State Department spokes troll Psaki reflexively lie about his whereabouts? That’s the point.

          Be careful….someday you will no longer be “useful” to Obama…then you’ll just be an idiot.

        • Belinda Henry

          No the lunatics don’t care, the sane are wondering why Kerry feels the need to lie to the public about it.

        • PJemmott

          You talking about the boat conspiracy where he ran for cover from a firefight in Viet Nam

    • Hugh Mcgarity

      anything that gets under the skin of a lib is the right thing. thanks for exposing your weakness kahner

      • http://ramblingdrunk.blogspot.com/ Kahner Rodriguez

        hahahaha. yes, please strategically exploit my weakness of laughing at your lunacy. laughing at morons is my kryptonite. you’ve won again!

        • PJemmott

          We won as soon as you showed up on the site

    • tops116

      So, you claim this is an unimportant story everyone is wasting their time on, but to prove that you’re going to contribute at least a third of the comments in this thread, as well as reply to virtually every single comment thrown your way? Yeah, who’s the obsessive one again? Right, the guy that can’t grasp the concept of “irony.” Oh well, that stands to reason. The concept of “clever response” has also clearly eluded you.

      Cue lame ass kahner comment in 3, 2, 1…

      • http://ramblingdrunk.blogspot.com/ Kahner Rodriguez

        Oh, the story’s not important, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be amused by trolling you for a bit. It’s a slow Friday afternoon. But I think it’s great that you guys have a new pseudo-scandal to rant about. The IRS thing fizzled so fast. #sadface

    • L R

      No, actually we obsess about the stagnant economy, the low unemployment rate, the IRS scandal, the Benghazi scandal, the NSA scandal, the Egypt mess, the Iran mess, etc, etc, etc.
      We obsess over the Kerry boat situation to give us a little comic relief, and boy oh boy, does Kerry deliver!!!!

    • lainer51

      Embarrassing? Me thinks a better way to describe “embarrassing” would be the death of 4 Americans in Benghazi and a regime that is wishing it away; all these darn questions and inquiries are a real distraction in their lives, especially during the all-important vacation season.

    • PJemmott

      And is Obama what you liberals obsess about all day. Now thats sad.

  • Lisa

    He was just briefly lying when he said he was working on Egypt “all” day! Guess it depends on what the definition of all is!

  • The Penguin

    Does any of this redorect matter? He lied, they lied for him. See ya!

  • Jim Denney

    Victoria Nuland; gone (promoted) but not forgotten….

  • jms

    Was he on a slow boat or a swift boat?

    • Jay Stevens

      He was on a swift boat before he was on a slow boat.

  • tops116

    The State Department wasn’t for Kerry being on the boat before they were for it.

  • TocksNedlog

    He was off his boat before he was on it.

  • TocksNedlog

    Poor Lurch; he’s been swift-yachted!

  • Axelgreaser

    OMG! Is this called ‘getting out in front of the yacht’, so to speak? The State Department has weakened and admitted Frankenkerry was on his yacht! In this moment of weakness, some journalist not fearful of an Obama-Holder phone or computer hack should hurry and ask where Hillary and Obama were those ‘Missing 7 hours’ during Benghazi! If an answer would come forth, it would really kind of make the State Department buying over a $630.000 worth of ‘Follows’ on Twitter more palatable!

    Because it wasn’t when they bought $70.000.00 worth of Michelle Obama’s Gardening book and thereby give it instant ‘best seller’ status on the NYT Book Selling List. All of this done without the approval of the Tax Payer, btw.

  • NixTyranny

    Transparency is so painfully difficult for everybody in this administration. Lying & covering up are their natural reflexes.

  • Axelgreaser

    YAR! I mean, yawn. As far as Frankenkerry goes, America is ‘water bored’ from his yacht tax evasion scandal and sick of the sight of him in the rub-a-dub-dub. We know he’s a crook. And do any of these people really work? Their every move is scripted. They are ‘photo-ops’ to distract from the real treachery going on behind the curtain. I had a job far less important than running the affairs of state and I was lucky to find time off to launch my (non-existent) $2,345,00.00 tub in the water.

    These ‘lifer’ elites who give validation to their existence posing as true representatives of the American people, buy office and then spend inordinate amounts of time floating around in their yachts and cavorting on our dollar are political dry rot and need to be dry-docked, 11.12.16

  • $472942

    “Lurch was DEFINITELY NOT on his yacht Wednesday and even if he was, he was only on it BRIEFLY.”

    Can the Obama Regime get any more pitiful and pathetic? That’s a rhetorical question needing absolutely no answer…

  • lainer51

    “The sun will shine briefly today, then showers will follow briefly.” That about covers it!!!!!!

  • philoise65

    kahner-
    “fake scandals no one cares about.”? I sure bet you would care if these identical scandals were taking place in the W administration.

    • Zefal

      The media would make issues of these fake scandals if W was in office and that’s the point. The media does exact opposite when it’s a democrat.

    • Zefal

      The media would make issues of these fake scandals if W was in office and that’s the point. The media does exact opposite when it’s a democrat.

  • cmerlo1

    I long for the days when the president and his cabinet members actually had a sense of accountability and leadership. Both are lacking these days, and all we end up with are lies, excuses, and denials.

  • cmerlo1

    I long for the days when the president and his cabinet members actually had a sense of accountability and leadership. Both are lacking these days, and all we end up with are lies, excuses, and denials.

  • Chrissy the Hyphenated

    “Briefly” is such a relative term, right? Just like … “forthcoming.” Also, in the Democrat Dictionary of Relative Terms, please see entries for “is”, “sexual relations”, “transparency”, etc.

  • Brett the Brit

    Kerry was heading to Cambodia to finish off his secret mission and now you’ve all ruined it.

  • PJemmott

    Yeah and he was briefly on his boat in Viet Nam to and he got medals for vanishing in a firefight

  • Zefal

    I regret that I have only one yacht to sail for my country!

  • Zefal

    I regret that I have only one yacht to sail for my country!

  • http://www.blackmailersdontshoot.com/ ChandlersGhost

    Just a gigolo.

  • http://www.blackmailersdontshoot.com/ ChandlersGhost

    Just a gigolo.

  • Janice LEE

    Any different than Clapper remaining on his ski vacation when the underwear bomber tried to bring down an aircraft over Detroit?
    These people just don’t want to be disturbed by world events.

  • AmericanMom

    Accountability a major problem for Kerry and his boss (Obama still hasn’t fessed up to where he was when calls were coming in on Benghazi). Was he was on Kerry’s yacht?

  • ogama843

    Maybe that’s where obama was hiding during Benghazi.