Monday, May 8, 2017

A More Light-Hearted Take on the Election

In which I imagine Macron as Robin dumping Batman in order to beat Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. Here.

I was notified that a subscriber unsubscribed today because he or she found the blog "offensive, strongly disagree, or disapprove." That's the first time that's happened. Perhaps a Le Pen supporter, who might find this take even more offensive. Can't please everybody.

5 comments:

Robinson said...
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Robinson said...

The Wizard of Oz has not wasted any time warning our young hero about France's budget deficit: http://www.ouest-france.fr/europe/les-francais-depensent-trop-l-avertissement-de-juncker-macron-4977852. Schulz - who resembles the Scarecrow more than the X-Men, I'm afraid - has done the same. Merkel - whom it would certainly not be fair to compare to the Wicked Witch of the East - has held her peace.

Robin is an entertaining sidekick to Batman but could never hold his own as a stand-alone hero. Macron cannot simply count upon German friendship and goodwill. He must insist upon at least some of the major Eurozone reforms he has proposed: politely, but firmly, publicly and soon. He is as well positioned to do this as any French leader ever will be, if only he has the stomach for it. We will soon enough find out what kind of a hero he is, I suppose.

msdc said...

Fun stuff. All it needed was a reference to Sheena's friend across the Atlantic - you know, Lex Luthor.

Anonymous said...

One yearns for Lex Luthor's breadth of vision and command of the issues

msdc said...

True - and he's only obsessed with one particular immigrant.