Monday, May 07, 2007

I've searched the world over...

Europe's been in the news a little bit lately. Well, maybe more Americans being really confused about Europe.

First, there's been some gloating from the conservatives that the conservative guy beat the Socialist for the French presidency. I found all of that more than a little hilarious. I mean, the guy is pro-choice, was against the Iraq War, and is pretty much a conservative Democrat at best but they act like this is some sort of major victory for Bush. I guess when your approval dropped down the 28% you have to look for small victories.

Then there's Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. In his effort to suck up to the religious right and prove that Mormans are just like them, only way different, he's been on a tour of Pat Robertson's university and all of these other gathering of religous people that scare me. In his graduation he said this:
"It seems that Europe leads Americans in this way of thinking. In France, for instance, I'm told that marriage is now frequently contracted in seven-year terms where either party may move on when their term is up. How shallow and how different from the Europe of the past."

Wow, so, seriously? No wonder Europe is so messed up. The only problem is it's not true. In fact, it's part of a plot of a fictionalization of the Book of Mormon set in space. So...he was pretty close, I guess.

Seriously, I don't think there have been candidates this out of touch since Kang and Kodos promised abortions for some and miniature American flags for others.

And, just because I love that sketch here's another quote from it:
Kodos: I am Clin-Ton. As overlord, all will kneel trembling before me
and obey my brutal commands. End communication.
Marge: Hmm, that's Slick Willie for you, always with the smooth talk.

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