John Kerry is now a friend-of-the-blog, I guess. Like us, he shares a passion for hockey. Kerry has been playing his whole life, from the varsity team at Yale to the Lawmakers team he led during his years in the Senate. A few days before the Bruins White House appearance in 2012, Kerry appeared at the State of the Union with two black eyes and a broken nose, injures he suffered during a pickup hockey game.
Back in February, I interviewed him before he dropped the puck as part of a ceremony honoring the Olympic athletes from the Jets and Capitals. We chatted just off the ice in the private quarters of Capitals owner Ted Leonsis.
“You know this guy?” Ted asked Kerry. Indeed he did.
As usual, RMNB stuck to its hard-hitting, no-holds-barred journalism.
“You’ve traveled over 300,000 miles as Secretary of State, 39 countries,” I asked.
“Have I really?” the Secretary said. “I didn’t know that.”
On Wednesday, I attended the annual Christmas party for the State Department press corps. This year, RMNB was invited. That’s right, Russian Machine crashed the State Department. Naturally, I took a selfie. The nature of our conversation, however, was strictly off the record. And no, this post isn’t about politics. If Mitch McConnell laces up skates, we’ll be the first to write about it.
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