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July 5, 2013 - 10:51 am

Secretary of State was on his Rhode Island yacht before he was off of it. Or something.

Secretary of State John Kerry was on his boat briefly on Wednesday, contrary to an earlier denial by the State Department, but was there only briefly and did not conduct official business while on board.

“While he was briefly on his boat on Wednesday, Secretary Kerry worked around the clock all day including participating in the president’s meeting with his national security council,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Friday. Kerry also held calls “with Norwegian Foreign Minister Eade,Qatari Foreign Minister al-Attiyah, Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu, Egyptian Constitution Party President ElBaradei and five calls Ambassador Patterson on that day alone and since then he continued to make calls to leaders including Emirati Foreign Minister bin Zayed, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr.”  None of the calls were made from aboard the boat.

Initially, after media reported that the SecState spent an important day doing important boating, the State Department lied and said he had never been on his yacht the day the Egyptian military ousted the Muslim Brotherhood government.

By the way, the yacht Kerry was on, that the State Department denied he was on, was the same yacht he docks in Rhode Island to avoid paying taxes in Massachusetts.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Apparently, the huge chin turns on the heinz katsup heir because he married into money. He already was extremely arrogant, but marrying the witch that yelled obscenities to the media during his failed pres bid reveals predictable oafishness.
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It's not like Kerry can claim the coup caught him by surprise. The Egyptian military gave 48 hrs advance notice.
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The sailboat thingy is simply a ruse, cleverly contrived by Secretary Kerry and his State Department. In reality, he was in Egypt (or it may have been Bosnia) heroically dodging sniper fire as he had learned to do many years ago while serving in Cambodia one Christmas, delivering toys to orphan tots.
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Was he on the boat before he wasn't on the boat?
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"By the way, the yacht Kerry was on, that the State Department denied he was on, was the same yacht he docks in Rhode Island to avoid paying taxes in Massachusetts."

For what it's worth, the first time I visited Boston on business, I was struck by all the cars driving in and around the city that had out-of-state plates, particularly from Vermont. I asked some locals if people commuted all the way from Vermont to work in Boston. I was told that lots of Masschusetts residents had convenience addresses in Vermont that they used to register their cars in Vermont. Apparently, the fees were substantially lower in Vermont.

Assuming this is true - and I have no way of knowing if it is - then maybe Kerry is simply imitating his fellow Massachusetts residents but doing it with a boat instead of a car....
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