The comedy stylings of John F. Kerry on display in Nigeria

I am actually starting to feel sorry for John Kerry, despite his pomposity, arrogance, and rich-wife-financed luxury lifestyle.  Hardly anyone really notices him anymore, what with the expressions “Hillary Clinton” and “secretary of state” so closely linked in the public mind.

His tenure as secretary of state has been pathetic.  How pathetic, you ask?  So pathetic that when he – the secretary of state of the United States of America – visits a third-world country, they openly wish his boss would come instead.  Check out this article by Onize Ohikere of the African magazine World:

Start with the headline:

Nigeria welcomes Kerry while wishing for Obama

Then check out this hilarious lede sentence:

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will focus on corruption and security during his trip to Nigeria today and Wednesday, likely the last visit to the country from a major Obama administration official.

Corruption and security?  Is Hillary visiting Nigeria?  Who knew she had the energy?

Seriously, with the headlines about Hillary Clinton, his predecessor, he frames his visit this way?  This is buffoonery.

Kerry met this morning with religious leaders in Nigeria’s northern Sokoto state, where he delivered a speech on the role of religious tolerance and resilient communities in countering terrorism. Later he will meet with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the capital, Abuja, in talks that will include the country’s tumultuous economy.

“Our hope is that we leave Nigerians with the message that Nigeria continues to have enormous potential, and we want to work with Nigerians as they move forward in tackling these serious challenges that they are facing,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement.

The official trip is Kerry’s third visit to the country. But many Nigerians had hoped President Barack Obama would make an appearance in the country, considering its position and influence in the continent. [emphasis added]

I have to wonder if Kerry’s unconscious mind can’t resist taking an indirect swipe at Hillary.

I am actually starting to feel sorry for John Kerry, despite his pomposity, arrogance, and rich-wife-financed luxury lifestyle.  Hardly anyone really notices him anymore, what with the expressions “Hillary Clinton” and “secretary of state” so closely linked in the public mind.

His tenure as secretary of state has been pathetic.  How pathetic, you ask?  So pathetic that when he – the secretary of state of the United States of America – visits a third-world country, they openly wish his boss would come instead.  Check out this article by Onize Ohikere of the African magazine World:

Start with the headline:

Nigeria welcomes Kerry while wishing for Obama

Then check out this hilarious lede sentence:

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will focus on corruption and security during his trip to Nigeria today and Wednesday, likely the last visit to the country from a major Obama administration official.

Corruption and security?  Is Hillary visiting Nigeria?  Who knew she had the energy?

Seriously, with the headlines about Hillary Clinton, his predecessor, he frames his visit this way?  This is buffoonery.

Kerry met this morning with religious leaders in Nigeria’s northern Sokoto state, where he delivered a speech on the role of religious tolerance and resilient communities in countering terrorism. Later he will meet with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the capital, Abuja, in talks that will include the country’s tumultuous economy.

“Our hope is that we leave Nigerians with the message that Nigeria continues to have enormous potential, and we want to work with Nigerians as they move forward in tackling these serious challenges that they are facing,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement.

The official trip is Kerry’s third visit to the country. But many Nigerians had hoped President Barack Obama would make an appearance in the country, considering its position and influence in the continent. [emphasis added]

I have to wonder if Kerry’s unconscious mind can’t resist taking an indirect swipe at Hillary.