If anyone ever said John Kerry - arguably the worst Secretariat of State in recent US history - didn't know how to look regal in photo ops of failure after epic failure, they obviously have never this picture. Such majesty, such posture, such a shiny coat. Just don't look him in the mouth.
And just in case the SoS felt bad about abusing taxpayer funds for a completely meaningless, if quite luxurious, trip to London where the Russians once again schooled the US Department of State, here comes Venezuela's foreign minister who just called Kerry a "murderer." From Reuters:
Venezuela's foreign minister lambasted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday as a "murderer" fomenting unrest that has killed 28 people in the South American OPEC member nation.
"Mr. Kerry, we denounce to the whole world, you encourage the violence in Venezuela ... We denounce you as a murderer of the Venezuelan people."
"In Guatemala, you said to me 'you have to lower the tone'," Jaua added in his speech. "We are not going to lower the tone to any empire until you order your lackeys in Venezuela to cease the violence against the people."
"Every time we're about to isolate and reduce the violence, Mr. Kerry comes out with a declaration and immediately the street protests are activated."
Probably a good, if blunt, way to summarize Kerry's job performance. The good news: after a week like this, things can only get better for the Swift botox expert. Unless they don't.