As you’ve probably already heard, Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a biking accident on Sunday and is reportedly doing well following surgery on Tuesday morning. So beyond updates here and there on his recovery, end of story, right? Not so fast! Because Politico explored the seedy underbelly of this accident and realized that it was a metaphor for political mishaps during the course of Kerry’s career. Or something like that. Plus, he’s rich. And perhaps a little too French. Here are a few excerpts to give you a flavor of this exercise in “are you freaking kidding me?” (A soupçon, as it were.)
- “Whether he’s hitting the slopes, captaining a ship or strumming his classical guitar …”
- “… an aristocratic taste that has provided countless punch lines for his critics …”
- “Since he first came to
in the 1980s, Kerry has been hounded by an image as a snooty patrician.”
- “… he takes less care than he did as a senator to conceal some of his more patrician tastes.”
- “When visiting France, Kerry sometimes speaks the native tongue in public. On Monday he thanked his French doctors in a French-language tweet.” (In public? Gasp.)
Mon Dieu! What a load of merde.