The photo of John Kerry climbing on to his yacht in Nantucket pretty much settled the question of whether Kerry was on his yacht in Nantucket this holiday while Egypt erupted into chaos. The State Department, which originally denied that Kerry was out sailing, finally corrected the record, saying the Secretary of State was on the yacht “briefly” on Wednesday. Fox News’ Brit Hume wondered if that admission would have happened at all without photographic proof, while others wondered why the State Department would lie over such a seemingly minor detail.
Sarah Palin called out Kerry for his “crime” in a lengthy Facebook post. The whole thing is worth reading, but her concern is the cover-up — something that comes a little too easily to the Obama administration.
The State Department categorically denied Kerry was on his boat. Yet CBS had pictures to prove it. Goodness. There is no need to lie, even on such a “little” thing as the location of a government leader during a military confrontation happening in real time. (Benghazi? Ring a bell? There still isn’t anyone in the media who’ll find out where our Commander-in-Chief was that night.) Come on, Obama Administration! It’s no big darn deal that Kerry was on his boat! We expect, and deserve, to assume that our highest ranking public servants to whom We the People have given the most responsibility are always working – even when they’re clearing their heads and breathing in some fresh air on a yacht, or sweating away stress on a basketball court, or yukking it up with pals on the fairway… let’s trust they’re always preparing for the proverbial 3:00 AM phone call.
Being on his boat isn’t the issue. Blatantly deceiving the American people is the issue.
As usual, Palin haters were anxious to express their outrage over Palin continuing to speak; if they were concerned about being lied to, they didn’t show it.
Certainly Joan Walsh could agree that the State Department’s pattern of outright lying is troublesome, right?