WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Secretary of State John Kerry said today that he was "shocked and flabbergasted" that the Russians heeded his suggestion about Syria's chemical weapons, telling reporters, "After four decades in public life, this is the first time someone has taken me seriously."
"Whether as a senator, a Presidential candidate, or Secretary of State, I've devoted countless hours to thunderous and droning speeches that people have consistently tuned out," he said. "So naturally, to be listened to all of a sudden came as something of a shock."
But after the novelty of not being ignored wore off, Mr. Kerry said, the Russians' assertion that he had said something worth paying attention to "seemed like a trick."
"You mean to tell me that after decades of spewing mind-numbing rhetoric I all of a sudden blurted out an idea worth acting on?" he said. "It doesn't pass the smell test."
At the White House, spokesman Jay Carney welcomed the Russians' engagement in the Syria crisis, but warned that "further actions based on John Kerry's remarks will not be tolerated."
"We ask the Russians to be constructive participants in this process," he said. "And taking John Kerry seriously is a clear violation of international norms."
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