— Domani Spero
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Mr. Kerry is vocal and forceful in internal debates, officials said, but he frequently gets out of sync with the White House in his public statements. White House officials joke that he is like the astronaut played by Sandra Bullock in the movie “Gravity,” somersaulting through space, untethered to the White House.
Aides to Mr. Kerry reject that portrait, saying he dials into White House meetings from the road and is heavily involved in the policy process.
So then the Business Insider made this:
— BI MIL/DEF (@BI_Defense) October 29, 2014
We can’t help but wonder what’s going on over at the White House.
Yup, you’re careening wildly all over the place, and undermining very publicly this administration’s Secretary of State, and you think there will be no consequences because it’s just a joke? Didn’t you stop to consider that foreign ministries around the world may start questioning just how “untethered” the Secretary is to the White House and that it could impact how they deal with him or his agency?
For Baracksakes, adult supervisors need to please step on the brakes here!
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Oops, what did the WH say?
— Mark Landler (@MarkLandler) October 30, 2014
Worth noting in @JeffreyGoldberg‘s piece: John Kerry hasn’t written off Bibi. Has taken more abuse than any US official, with little rancor
— Mark Landler (@MarkLandler) October 29, 2014
Today, Secreatry Kerry was at the Sixth Annual Washington Ideas Forum.
— Micah Zenko (@MicahZenko) October 30, 2014