Political Headlines February 4, 2013: John Kerry’s First Speech as Secretary of State: ‘I Have Big Heels to Fill’

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Secretary John Kerry: ‘I Have Big Heels to Fill’

Source: ABC News Radio, 2-4-13

US State Dept

Former Senator John Kerry entered the State Department as the 68th Secretary of State for the first time on Monday morning, greeted by the cheers and applause of hundreds of State Department employees.

A jovial Kerry peppered his remarks with jokes, eliciting laughter from the crowd throughout his roughly 10 minute speech, given in the same spot former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her emotional farewell on Friday.

“Here’s the big question before the country and the world and the State Department after the last eight years:  Can a man actually run the State Department?” joked Kerry, referencing his most recent predecessors, Clinton and Condoleezza Rice. “As the saying goes, I have big heels to fill.”…READ MORE

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