Top Quotes From John Kerry As He Takes Over For Hillary Clinton

0205 kerryYesterday was the first day on the job for former senator John Kerry, who takes over for departing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week. It’s normal to be sad to see Hillary go, but Kerry’s opening remarks gave us reason to cheer. In fact, they were actually sort of adorable. Here are our three favorites.

1. “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?”

2. “As the saying goes, I have big heels to fill.”

3. ”The nation is grateful, the world is grateful. Thank you Hillary Clinton, and thank you, her team.”

Sweet, right? His feminism and rainbow of pantsuits may not garner as much attention as Hillary’s, but here’s hoping for a successful tenure.

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    • Lastango

      Here’s a selection of some of my favorite John Kerry quotes:

      “I gave back (threw over the Capitol Building fence), I can’t remember, six, seven, eight, nine medals,”

      “I threw my ribbons. I didn’t have my medals. It is very simple.”

      “We threw away the symbols of what our country gave us for what we had gone through.”

      “I’m proud of my medals. I always was proud of them.”

      (I threw someone else’s medals over the fence because I) “didn’t have time to go home [to New York] and get them.”