Secretary of State John Kerry Cuts Europe Trip Short After Breaking Leg, Marquel TPVs NYTimes Yes Sir Section correspondent read sadly. The Secretary of State doesn’t break his leg often. In fact this could be a first. But it’s the circumstances. In France on a bike!
Marquel actually got in touch with Kerry at the hospital. “Why’d you break that leg?” Marquel asked.
“The president told me to. Despite what some critics say, I’m military all the way. Chain of command. President says ,’break a leg’, you break a leg.” He said.
Not much to understanding ‘break a leg,’ ” he said.
“Well I don’t know much about show business. Wife likes it. Always tailing her to plays and concerts I don’t think about much except peace in the middle East. I never had anyone there tell me to break a leg and why would they? Chain of command.” he said.
“There ya go,” he said with a satisfied smile.
“I don’t know. Everyone knows command should be clear, brief, and unambiguous.” He said, with a sort of involuntary salute.
“Sophistication is not my strong point. Look what happened to my colleague Mike Dukakis who recommended U.S.farmers grow Belgian endives. That was the end of him.”
“Oh sure. I thought of a good solution to the middle east.” He said.
“Now I don’t remember because it was just at that moment that I pushed the pedal to break my leg. Sort of a celebration. But now I can’t remember it.”
“Well just remember,” he added.