Sunday, May 06, 2007

the french have taught me something today

The French have a new president.

Now, normally, I don't take my political cues from France. I mean, these are people who protest when they have to work more than 35 hours a week. Unbelievable.

But, in their election, there's one thing that they have gotten so unbelievably right.

Their first-round election was a couple of weeks ago.

Their general election was today. (84% turnout, too.)

And when does their new president take office? MAY 16.

I bet that it would be a lot easier to have focused campaigns if they didn't drag on for, oh, TWO YEARS.

I'm just sayin'.

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