The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Monday, May 07, 2007

The French Left/Lennists' Woman

OK--so I tried and failed with a bad literary/movie pun (what can I say, I am a fan of Fowles...especially this and this); but there is a lot of truth to the fact that the lefties in France are not pleased with the results in les élections Françaises--their female candidate, Ségolène Royal got her royale ass kicked. And when you combine this result with the election of conservative Angela Merkel in Germany and with the fact that the Swedes have tossed the lefties for the first time in 12 years, La gauche in Europe just took a serious body blow.

If you want to follow the English translations of some of the wacko reactions of the French "intelligentsia" here is the spot (big h/t to Glenn Reynolds for the link).

UPDATE: Meanwhile the burned car count from the "riot de jour" in France are significantly different between Reuters and al-AP; what you mean there is "interpretation" at work here?

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