June 23, 2005

HOW DO YOU TELL A DEMOCRAT FROM A FRENCHMAN?:

We Are All French Now? (THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, 6/24/05, NY Times)

Ah, those French. How silly can they be? The European Union wants to consolidate its integration and France, trying to protect its own 35-hour workweek and other welfare benefits, rejects the E.U. constitution. What a bunch of antiglobalist Gaullist Luddites! Yo, Jacques, what world do you think you're livin' in, pal? Get with the program! It's called Anglo-American capitalism, mon ami.

Lordy, it is fun poking fun at France. But wait ...wait ... what is that noise I hear coming from the U.S. Congress? Is that ... is that members of the U.S. Congress - many of them Democrats - threatening to reject Cafta, the Central American Free Trade Agreement?


One assumes the Democrats will demand that Mr. Friedman resign now that he's joined Karl Rove in accussing them of Frenchness.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 23, 2005 11:28 PM
Comments

He can't bring himself to say 'almost exclusively Democrats', now can he?

Posted by: jim hamlen at June 24, 2005 12:00 AM

Frenchmen smell better?

Posted by: joe shropshire at June 24, 2005 1:09 AM

"How do you tell a Democrat from a Frenchman?"

One spells it "viola" and the other "voila".

Posted by: Randall Voth at June 24, 2005 3:25 AM

One's a weasel, and the other's a Frenchman?

Posted by: Mike Morley at June 24, 2005 6:39 AM

Nah They glory in their frenchness. See DOES SHE KNOW THEY WON'T LET HER WEAR HER VEIL? (via Robert Schwartz):

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at June 24, 2005 11:02 AM
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