GOP Senators join in chorus of Kerry worship at confirmation hearing

John Kerry is going to be our next Secretary of State. That much was obvious from his confirmation hearing on Thursday as Senator after Senator praised him to the skies. And that included most GOP members of the Foreign Relations Committee: The Massachusetts senator was praised by Republicans as well his fellow Democrats during the 3-1/2 hour hearing. Republicans in particular said they appreciated his calls for fiscal order. "I look at you, in being nominated for this, as someone who has almost led their entire life, if you will, for this moment, being able to serve in this capacity," said Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the panel. "For a moment I was wishing you had been nominated for secretary of the treasury," Corker quipped. "You will need no introduction to the world's political and military leaders, and will begin - on Day One - fully conversant not only with the intricacies of U.S. policy, but with an understanding of the nuanced approach...(Read Full Post)