Thursday, June 26, 2008

Le secrétaire d'Etat aux affaires européennes

No, I can't speak French. I wish I could today. I'd like to know if I'm getting a bad translation of this article from Le Monde. I'll have to live with the translation of what Mr. Jean-Pierre Jouyet, France's "Europe Minister" (Secretary of European Affairs? - see above) had to say about Ireland's vote.
French daily Le Monde reports Mr Jouyet as saying that "Europe has powerful enemies on the other side of the Atlantic, gifted with considerable financial means. The role of American neo-conservatives was very important in the victory of the No."
Ah, Cheney & Rumsfeld again. Lovely. Wrecking "Old Europe's" best laid plans by writing a big check for the 'No' campaign. Ahhh, the satisfaction.

Where did Mr. Jouyet get this nonsense from? Well, apparently it goes back to our friend Lucinda Creighton's attempt at playing the Anti-American card during the campaign.

Sheesh. Talk about paranoid. Europhiles across the continent sure are having trouble remaining connected to reality. A light campaign smear in Ireland and next thing you know French Government Ministers are quoting the Da Vinci Code as an explanation for what went wrong with their grand project.

Miss Creighton, can you please restrain yourself before posting on your web site in future? Your campaign hyperbole is causing members of the French government to make fools of themselves. This is on your head young lady.