Rachel Maddow: One more thing about diplomacy-- Senator John Kerry today, on his first day chairing the senate foreign relations committee, made an effort at comradery and courtesy towards senator Clinton and her family. Senator Clinton's husband, the former president, did not attend today's hearing in person, he said he did not want to be a distraction, but the Clinton's daughter, Chelsea did come along. Senator Kerry probably should have just said hello and left it at that, but he didn't. Senator Kerry: Let me, as I introduce you Senator Schumer, also welcome Chelsea. We are delighted to have you here. Since your father served as an intern on this committee, maybe we can make you an intern for a day. Chairman's prerogative. Maddow: Intern....INTERN! GAH.

Rachel Maddow on John Kerry's offer to make Chelsea Clinton an intern.