1971, 2013: The John Kerry Synchronicity
1971, 2013: The John Kerry Synchronicity
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Jan. 24 2013 3:37 PM

1971, 2013: The John Kerry Synchronicity

John Kerry's breezy confirmation hearing faced one interruption, from a protester screaming about her "friends in the Middle East" who feared death. Kerry waited for her to finish, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez made a small joke to move on, and then Kerry gave one of the first-ever tributes to someone interrupting his own hearing.

Most of the hearing in question is on C-Span. Republicans were so adamant about disqualifying Susan Rice's possible nomination that you can forget: They helped ensure that a Vietnam war protester, a guy who brought the results of Winter Soldier hearings to the Senate, and who was shamed for this in his 2004 campaign, would be elevated to run America's diplomatic operation.



David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post. 

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