At this point John Kerry should just consider quitting water sports all together. In a flip-flop that played out like that 2004 Bush windsurfing ad, Kerry first adamantly denied — then reluctantly admitted — that he was out frolicking on his yacht during the Egyptian military coup Wednesday.
CBS News' Mosheh Oinounou first called out the Secretary of State for boating around Nantucket (and probably wearing Nantucket Reds or a Villebrequin with Sperries, because he so would be that guy) on Wednesday. According to Oinounou, a CBS producer spotted Kerry on his 76-foot yacht, Isabel, and yelled "Morsi". There was apparently no response.
A State Department spokesperson quickly denied that Kerry was on a boat, saying that Kerry was "working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt."
When pictures of Kerry kayaking around actually surfaced, the State Department backtracked, saying that Kerry was "briefly on his boat on Wednesday.”
The State Department has yet to respond to requests (that were never submitted) about how Kerry intends to be embarrassed during any future water sporting activities.
[CNN, photo via AP]