Monday, May 07, 2007

Meet the New France, different from the Old France?

Pro-American, conservative, and capitalist. That's the basic resume of France's new President, Nicolas Sarkozy, who defeated Socialist Segolene Royal in yesterday's election. Sarko gets five years to implement his programs including incentives for working more than France's preposterous 35-hour work week and tougher immigration requirements. Overall, this is good for both France and the US.

The Monk and Monkette are going to France in a couple of weeks, and can do so with clearer consciences now that the anti-American, pro-Palestinian, corrupt old hack Chirac is done. Perhaps we should next schedule a trip to Spain so Zapatero and his communist-sympathizing Socialists will be drummed out of office.

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