Samantha Power, President Obama's nominee to be U.N. ambassador, once had this to say about John Kerry, the secretary of state:
Power had strong words for Secretary of State John Kerry following his failed 2004 campaign for president.
Power thinks that it was a mistake for Kerry to assume his military record alone would be enough to deflect attacks on the merits of his service in Vietnam.
"The lesson we got was that the only thing worse than John Kerry being Swiftboated was his being slow to respond. God love him, he must have thought that having got shrapnel in his ass out there bought him some credibility. It didn't," Power told the New Statesman.