Sunday, November 2, 2008


Suddenly France has gone Obama crazy, Bloomberg reports. In Val de Reuil, in western France, the town has erected a 22-by-six-meter billboard with an image of Obama and his “Yes, We Can” slogan. Eight thousand French have joined the French Support Committee for Barack Obama. Thirty artists, inspired by the Democratic candidate, have contributed to an exhibit, “Barack Obama in Paris,”' with sculptures, paintings, sketches, T-shirts, books, pins, and posters. At Harry’s Bar they are serving cocktails named after the two candidates: McCain’s has fig liqueur, lemon juice and soda; Obama’s has cherry liqueur and grapefruit juice. Let’s hope not too many over here discover this unfortunate dimension of Obamamania. When John Kerry was labeled French, it doomed his bid for the White house.

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