Shocking no one, President Obama will make it official today: Sen. John Kerry is his pick for Hillary Clinton’s replacement.

His confirmation would open up a couple of committee spots.

Twitchy will update with reaction as it comes in.

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Some helpful notes on Kerry from RNC staffers:

Who might nab Sen. Kerry’s senate seat?

More conservative reaction:

http://twitter.com/jeffemanuel/statuses/282151105041940480

http://twitter.com/MattDeLuca/statuses/282151296797134848

http://twitter.com/jstrevino/statuses/282154029981761537

And Andrea Mitchell and Stephanocchio Cutter weigh in:

The president’s official announcement will be this afternoon.

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    Now it’s America with a long face…

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      According to the old Weekly World News, Kerry is an alien.
      /Poor old Weekly World News. In this modern era, they couldn’t compete with Jay Carney.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I see what you did there!

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I see what you did there!

  • Steve_J

    Putin, Hu, Kim il Un, Amadenajad, Chavez, and others like them are laughing at the United States right now. But that’s only becuase the didn’t think the U S could be less serious then appointing Hillary Clinton four years ago.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    I anticipate he’ll go around throwing copies on the Constitution in the major rivers of China, Russia, and various Middle East nations.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    Yet one more example why we should let the country go over the cliff once and for all. The people won’t fix what they don’t know is broken.

    • SineWaveII

      Amen. Don’t worry, it’s inevitable now.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Bringing oversalted tasteless ketchup to the world.

    /Buy more Hunt’s Ketchup!

  • stuckinIL4now

    So, now America’s façade, visage, demeanor, visual contortion to the rest of the world will be mopey curmudgeon face. Very nicely puts the ! on the Obamuh prezuhduncy.

  • stuckinIL4now

    So, now America’s façade, visage, demeanor, visual contortion to the rest of the world will be mopey curmudgeon face. Very nicely puts the ! on the Obamuh prezuhduncy.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Will he represent America in a fashion reminiscent of Jen-Jis Khan?

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Will he represent America in a fashion reminiscent of Jen-Jis Khan?

  • SineWaveII

    In a way I feel sorry for John “I bumped my head where’s my medal” Kerry. He’s inheriting the worst foreign policy situation in the history of man from his predecessor.
    If he was smart he would take a cue from Oblowhole and blame everything on Hillary. He should point out that it took her four years to create this mess where she pretty much destroyed every single thing she touched. (This time it happens to be true.)And nobody can expect him to fix it all over night.
    As a result of her incompetence, there will be one disaster after another blowing up in his face, and he’ll end up taking the blame for it. And she’ll be writing her memoirs, going on speaking tours and preparing to run for president in 2016, and saying “Benghazi? what’s that? Oh, you need to talk to the SOS John Kerry.”
    Still it’s going to be fun to watch…..oh who am I kidding? Where’s the popcorn?

  • HWGood

    So Steamboat Johnnie will “Report for duty”. Will we know who he reports to?

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    There’s ONE advantage to having Lurch as SOS—
    The THING is he’ll always be able to lend an extra hand!

    Seriously! As long as they detail 2 secret service people to wind his skate-key up when he starts to run-down all will be fine…

    I GUESS…
    Well, I do have some concern over appointing someone as SOS who has such vivid daydreams of going on “secret missions” that he can’t tell them from take-out runs to China Town. I guess we’re just fortunate that he didn’t have one of these fantasies while on a pizza run or we might be at war with the Vatican…

  • shadetree56

    if it’s bad for america – obozo’s for it.

  • BeeKaaay

    No surprise that KKKerry will be nominated. Obama will never nominate a non-Marxist for anything. Not even if it were for DC dog-catcher.