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Nicholas Sarkozy Is George Bush With 246 Kinds Of Cheese

by | 8th, May 2007

horseback_sarko.jpg NEVER mind that George W Bush is the most incompetent president America has elected for some time, New York newspapers are having a field day lauding Sarko as a French Dubya. You can already imagine Sarko, saying “You are too kind, my American friends. Now, please, stop.”

“The French hold an election. It comes at a generational turning point in the history of the Fifth Republic…The French greet this situation with the highest turnout of voters in memory. Practically everyone goes to the polls. And whom do the French elect? Why, none other than George W. Bush himself,” The New York Sun crows.

The gloating continues: “That is an exaggeration, sans doute. But Nicholas Sarkozy’s election is part of a pattern that puts an end to the “Old Europe” on which Secretary Rumsfeld once remarked…Mr. Sarkozy will join the new German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and Gordon Brown, who is poised to succeed Mr. Blair, as European leaders committed to a strong relationship with America.

“How are all those Democratic Party pinky-in-the-air U.N. admirers who wailed about Mr. Bush’s alienating of Europe going to explain this turn of events?”

As it turns out, that most pinky of papers, the New York Times is cautiously optimistic. On its editorial page, the Times lauds Sarko’s middle class roots, his openness towards America, and the possibility that he may cut French agricultural subsidies and kickstart the economy; though it is worried about his divisiveness among the poor and immigrant communities.

“The problems of poverty and unemployment require much broader solutions than simple law and order,” lectures the Times.

The New York Post is less equivocal. Under the headline “Weasels No More?” the Post postulates that Sarkozy’s victory was a victory for civilization and a defeat for “Islamists, freeloaders, troublemakers and those whose “vision” doesn’t go beyond blaming President Bush for all the world’s woes.”

Yep, that’s right. Forget the economy, healthcare and education. The French were voting to strike a blow in the War on Terror just a few years after refusing to jump on the Iraq bandwagon. The New York Post thinks it may know why:

“One possibility: France’s “cocoon” has been more like a sieve through which waves of immigrants have poured in. And multiplied without assimilating.

“Today, France hosts as many as 6 million Muslims most, immigrants or their children. These newcomers pose huge social, political and economic challenges: They are terribly poor, with soaring joblessness and crime rates. Their customs threaten France’s traditions.”

But thankfully Sarko is riding to the rescue. And he has an arsenal of “distinctively conservative American” solutions that include lowering taxes and doing away with a 35-hour week that has created “a nation of slouchers.”

Even the Bush-baiting New York Times can’t help comparing Sarko with Busho. On an inside page, Sarko is pictured in a check shirt and cowboy boots sitting astride a white horse next to fearsome-looking herd of bulls. The photo was taken last

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