While John Kerry has been enduring plenty of criticism and mockery for heading to Nantucket during the chaos in Egypt and the State Department’s initial claims to the contrary, the secretary of state is not without his defenders. Steve Rattner, contributor to MSNBC and the New York Times and former Obama “Car Czar,” sailed swiftly to Kerry’s defense.

On Twitter, many weren’t buying what Rattner was trying to sell, to say the least:

Are we also supposed to excuse the State Department for lying about it because they too are so dreadfully overworked?

Tweeters continued:

Maybe this would explain why Kerry has a little extra time to go sailing:

https://twitter.com/EvlBert/status/353211954908758016

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