Thursday, November 22, 2007
Great news folks: Bernadette Chirac, wife of former French President Jacques Chirac, has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president of the United States. Not only that, but she has vowed to support her on the campaign trail. If you will recall in our last post about the dynamic duo of Hillary and Bill Clinton, we mentioned the fact that the Bush administration has soured relations with just about every foreign leader. It's time for America to be respected in the world community again, not looked at with disgust. We're facing an important turning point in the world today, and we can either do the right thing and improve foreign relations, or we can continue to snub our noses at the rest of the world which will inevitably lead to dire consequences.
It was not too long ago that we were friends with the French. They were our ally in the world, and we shared a common goal of world peace and economic stability. This has been all but ruined by the Bush administration. The French dared to be a voice of logic in the wake of our senseless Iraq invasion, and we ridiculed them and even accused them of siding with terrorists. Remember freedom fries?
The fact that members of the former French administration are now endorsing Hilly Clinton should confirm the fact she is the only candidate who has a keen sense of the importance of sound foreign relations, and it's apparent that the international community is taking note.
Oh, and with this great news, certainly the media couldn't find a way to work this into their smear campaign, could they? They unfortunately do, although this time not so obvious. Note the headline: "Clinton wins surprise support from former French first lady" You really have to wonder what Reuters finds so surprising in this. This endorsement should be obvious to anyone who was paying attention.