Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Proud of my American heritage?


Recipe for the day: 1 early morning ibuprofen, 2 coffees and a noisette, a little domestos, and some tapenade.

Every once in a while, I come across something that makes me think positively about my native country. On almost a daily basis I come across something that makes me feel saddened, but then again it may be that I've been gone so long, I'm now being brain washed by European media. Anyway.....
I came across the following article on the BBC news website about Barack Hussein Obama, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6173373.stm.
I guess it exicted me because I've been so disillusioned by the fact that so many of my fellow educated country men actually voted for Bush, I'd almost given up on the mental state of the United States. But maybe there is hope, although I've yet to read Mr Obama's critics' opinions on the man, so maybe I shouldn't hold my breath. I mean, I guess there is always Hiliary, but won't she have constraints placed on her simply by being the first woman president and wanting to tow the line?
I also see South Dakota came to their senses and turned down the bill to make abortions illegal again. I'd been thinking the entire state had been trapped inside a timewarp stopped in the 70's.
Not sure why politics are on the brain at the moment, I guess the presidential race is getting so much coverage here in France, it's a little difficult to get away from. I do think it would be interesting to see the relationship between Mme Royale (a favorite to become the first female President of France), and Mrs Clinton. All sort of sexist jokes aside, I really do think things would change around here......

2 comments:

Doug (from Jura, France) said...

I wouldn't mind Mrs. Clinton. For that matter, I would be happy with Mr. Clinton. OK, he had an affair with another woman. At least he didn't invade another country, killing hundreds of thousands of other people, including thousands of his own countrymen. I really struggle with the concept that a president destroys a country on false pretexts and remains in power, but if he puts his hands under a woman's skirt he has to go.

R said...

But surely the misuse of a cigar is a much more serious offense.....;-)