Sunday, May 06, 2007

France elects an asshole, Bush gets even more unpopular, and Democrats might be getting their act together on Iraq.

France decided it liked having a conservative government, as the nation elected Nicolas Sarkozy president. The French president-elect promised, among other things, to weaken unions and undermine the country's 35-hour work week. Sarkozy also appears intent on becoming the French version of Tony Blair, sucking up to U.S. dictator George W. Bush.*

And speaking of the Shrub, his popularity has dropped once again, to 28% in the latest Newsweek poll, according to Reuters. More and more Americans are waking up to the reality that the Shrub is a stubborn, selfish, egotistical asshole who has no problem murdering more of our nation's soldiers just to satisfy his imperial ambitions. Whether Democrats realize that support for removing the dictator and his gargoyle is strong enough to warrant giving it a try is up in the air. But there are some signs they're not yet willing to just hand the Shrub another blank check for his war.

*: EDIT (May 7) - John Nichols over at The Nation disagrees that Sarkozy will be Bush's lap dog. I've yet to see Mr. Nichols proven wrong in a political analysis, but my gut is telling me to keep an eye open. We'll see what happens. Also, I had mis-attributed Sarkozy's country of birth to Hungary. His father was born there, but Sarkozy himself was born in Paris, France.

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