Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and current U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) laugh together during a ceremony before breaking ground for the U.S. Diplomacy Center at the State Department in Washington September 3, 2014. REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST
Michael Crowley, Politico: Would Hillary keep John Kerry on?
Fans say he would be a great asset, but Clinton has her own friends and allies in line for Foggy Bottom.
Time is running out for John Kerry.
With less than six months until a new president takes office, the U.S. secretary of state is working furiously to reach a political settlement in Syria, hold together the international coalition fighting the Islamic State, and tame a Russian bear prowling in Syria and Ukraine.
Friends and allies say the energetic 72-year-old shows no sign of letting up, and he has made no evident plans for a post-government life after a three-decade political career that brought him to the brink of the presidency itself in 2004. Some Kerry admirers even hope that Hillary Clinton, if elected in November, might find a place for the indefatigable diplomat in her State Department.
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WNU Editor: They never really had a close relationship. I expect him to be replaced with one of her friends.