McCain To Kerry: ‘Thank You Very Much, Mr. Secretary’


mccain-kerry1Sen. John Kerry, the next secretary of state? Republican Sen. John McCain had some fun today at the expense of his friend and Democratic colleague. Responding to a Kerry introduction at a news conference on a disabilities treaty, McCain said, “thank you very much, Mr. Secretary.”

The AP reported that it  was a clear reference to the recent talk that Kerry is a top candidate to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. It was also a nod to McCain’s opposition to the current front-runner, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.

Kerry gave it back with his own quip, one that pained McCain.

“Thank you very much Mr. President,” Kerry said, according to the AP, when he returned to the microphone. McCain unsuccessfully sought the presidency in 2000 and 2008.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. Kerry is very funny. McCain has the endeavorable dignity as a senator of a blood hound on the top of a television set.