There are legitimate reasons to criticize a secretary of state’s oversight of foreign relations. Spending a few days on vacation shouldn’t be one of them.
Some Republicans were quick to condemn Secretary of State John Kerry’s decision to enjoy the long Fourth of July weekend on Nantucket as Egypt was being rocked by political turmoil. When pictures of Kerry boarding his yacht made the rounds soon after President Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the Egyptian military, critics pounced. Conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, for example, tweeted an image of the yacht along with the message: “Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry hard at, um, work while Egypt explodes.”