NYT notices "French Watergate"

The New York Times has broken the news to its readers that France's anti—American foppish Prime Minister has big troubles. He has has plenty of company among leaders who bashed Bush for fun and political profit.

Schroeder loses and disgraces himself with Russian Energy deal; now it looks as if Chirac and his protégé (such a French word) are headed towards their own disgraceful denouement (again, a quintessentially French word). Anti—American politicians who relied on polemics against America and bribes from petro kleptocrats seem to be on the losing side of elections and public opinion now that they can no longer rely on anti—American tropes and insults.....shall we say they may get their just desserts? Or is that too French?

Ed Lasky   5 04 06

The New York Times has broken the news to its readers that France's anti—American foppish Prime Minister has big troubles. He has has plenty of company among leaders who bashed Bush for fun and political profit.

Schroeder loses and disgraces himself with Russian Energy deal; now it looks as if Chirac and his protégé (such a French word) are headed towards their own disgraceful denouement (again, a quintessentially French word). Anti—American politicians who relied on polemics against America and bribes from petro kleptocrats seem to be on the losing side of elections and public opinion now that they can no longer rely on anti—American tropes and insults.....shall we say they may get their just desserts? Or is that too French?

Ed Lasky   5 04 06