Last summer I wrote a post on John Kerry’s “guitar diplomacy.” I was really just joking around, you know, like I do. I’m not saying the Secretary of State is reading this blog….. but it does look like Kerry is doubling down on the old kumbaya” Just sayin.
Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Paris to remind the French that they’ve “got a friend” in an unexpected way — through a James Taylor performance.
Video surfaced on Friday of the singer singing his hit “You’ve Got a Friend” to French officials.
Don’t get me wrong. I love James Taylor. But doesn’t this make you cringe? Just a little?
What?? No candy and flowers??? The rest of the world sent their top leaders to march in solidarity against terrorism last Sunday. Our president sent a valentine.
Taylor’s performance honors the 17 people killed during terrorist attacks on Paris last week.
President Barack Obama and his administration were criticized this week for not attending Paris’ unprecedented unity rally after the attacks. The White House later admitted that it “should have sent someone with a higher profile to the event.”
Kerry said that this visit was meant “to share a big hug with Paris ”
On a serious note, and with great sincerity,
Je suis Charlie
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