Monday, May 07, 2007

Sarkozy for the win, Royal down for the match


From the BBC: "Conservative candidate Nicolas Sarkozy has won the hotly-contested French presidential election.

The final count gave Mr Sarkozy 53.06%, compared with 46.94% for socialist Segolene Royal, with turnout at 85%. "

Sarkozy ran on conservatism, and won. Royal ran as a socialist, and lost.
And of course, the socialist party there is now looking around in bewilderment, saying 'ce qui l'estacade à claire-voie?'

Fresh from the keyboards of the Financial Times:
"It is the party’s third consecutive presidential defeat. The Socialists now face the question of whether they can ever regain power without ditching their anti-capitalist rhetoric, as the mainstream left has done across almost all of Europe. ... It is the party’s third consecutive presidential defeat. The Socialists now face the question of whether they can ever regain power without ditching their anti-capitalist rhetoric, as the mainstream left has done across almost all of Europe."

So campaigning against capitalism: Doesn't work.
Small wonder. The best, and pretty much only way to raise a countries standard of living is through a free market, capitalistic system.

So, how does this affect you, me, and the rest of the US?
CNN: ""The French people have called for change. I will carry out that change, because that's the mandate I have received from the French people."

Sarkozy added that he wanted to tell his "American friends that they can rely on our friendship ... France will always be next to them when they need us."

But, he added, "Friends can think differently."

He then called on the United States "not to impede" in the fight against global warming. "On the contrary, they must lead this fight because humanity's fate is at stake here.""

Interesting...

4 comments:

Jonathan said...

You know what gets me about all this global warming stuff that keeps getting pushed onto the US (regarding the last comment)? The fact that we are doing excellent in regards to population and the type of economy we run.

Especially when it comes to countries like China that basically throw nuclear waste into the air. Why aren't they called on to fix their problems, or pressued as much as we are?

That's right. Because we are the United States.. :|

Palm boy said...

Yeaup. Darn the yanks, save the world.

Or something like that.

Daniel said...

This is off topic but at least Texas is headed the right way.

Palm boy said...

Yeah, I read that this morning.

Fascinating. I've lived in Texas my whole life, and I didn't realize we didn't have God in our pledge.