Saturday, June 19, 2010

Cup of Bitters

Remember when France won the World Cup? Commentators fell all over themselves congratulating la grande Nation on its successful integration: the national colors were henceforth Beur, Black, Blanc, everyone embraced, and La Marseillaise was on the lips of all. That was then. Everyone loves a winner, victory has a thousand fathers, etc. The ecumenical hopes to which the '98 cup gave rise were dashed in the first round of the 2002 presidential election. So let us hope that the hatred unleashed by France's Cup collapse of 2010 augurs a better outcome in the 2012 presidentials.


Anonymous said...

at least the team doesn't leave the French indifferent. If that were the case, then there really would be a problem!

Chris P.

Anonymous said...

oh la la la la. c'est pas beau ce qui se passe!