Shiver their timbers! State Dept. backtracks, admits Kerry ‘was briefly on his boat’

http://twitter.com/#!/morningmoneyben/status/353181329644457984

Seawater can’t put out pants fires.

Two days after emphatically denying that Secretary of State John Kerry was anywhere near a boat off of Nantucket:

http://twitter.com/#!/jaketapper/status/352611274229694464

State Department spokestool Jen Psaki has amended her earlier story:

http://twitter.com/#!/Mosheh/status/353183847808114691

“Briefly on his boat.”

http://twitter.com/#!/RightDame/status/353184016964386816

“Briefly” is such a relative term, right? Just like … “forthcoming.”

http://twitter.com/#!/jeneps/status/353184789622292480

Lying for two days and quietly revealing the truth only after getting caught is being forthcoming? Well, all righty then.

http://twitter.com/#!/MonicaCrowley/status/353188107325149184

Ladies and gentlemen, the U.S. State Department:

http://twitter.com/#!/IshYimini/status/353185551693791234
http://twitter.com/#!/DanLynch902/status/353184860271165443

(Hat tip: Jeryl Bier)

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

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Another tweeter, surely mistaken, hears that John Kerry is celebrating July 4 on Nantucket

Twitter user: ‘Kerry sailed right by me yesterday on the Nantucket sound’ [photo]; Update: Boston Herald confirms Kerry is on Nantucket

FEMA administrator offers boating advice; Kayakin’ Kerry ignores

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