In his first public speech following his election as President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, signaled a shift in tone in France's foreign policy, pledging ``friendship'' with the United States and closer ties with Europe. According to Bloomberg.com
``I want to call out to our American friends to tell them that they can count on our friendship,'' said Sarkozy, 52, half hour after he was declared the winner.
In celebration of the revival of French-American friendship, I immediately rushed to Orange Delite, a Kosher restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard, and ordered French Fries. Sunday morning, some French toast I think. This turnabout may be good for the world, but bad for my health.
While the White House was overjoyed by the results of the French election, Islamic jihadists living on the dole in France were less happy. Late Sunday, small bands of youths hurled stones and other objects at police at the Place de la Bastille in Paris, who fired volleys of tear gas. Two police unions said firebombs targeted schools and recreation centers in several towns in the Essonne region just south of Paris. As in the past, the rioters are French-born offspring of Arab and African immigrants. The reason for their unhappiness is understandable. During rioting in 2005, Sarkozy, himself the son of a Hungarian refugee, who apparently taught Sokozy to raise himself up by the bootstraps through hard work, rather than living on government handouts, called the rioters "scum."
Perhaps some French onion soup this evening, with a white Bordeaux.