Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Euro-trash Tuesday 6/7

It has been a tough week in European countries hoping to get that whole union thing together so they can create a superpower to compete with the United States. The EU constitution has been voted down in France and the Netherlands. England has taken a referendum off the table.

Where does a depressed French president go for counsel in such a situation?

Why, red state, knuckle dragging Arkansas. Or is Clinton a New Yorker now?

In a meeting with Chirac, Clinton talked briefly about France's "no" vote last month on the constitution, which was followed by a resounding rejection in the Netherlands. The referendums triggered a crisis of confidence in the 25-member EU.

"I told (Chirac) not to be too discouraged," Clinton said, recalling that he faced similar setbacks as Arkansas governor when he pushed for a new state constitution.
Clinton said it was very difficult to convince voters to approve complicated documents like 448-article EU charter.

"So I don't think it means the end of the European Union," Clinton said. "I think everybody should just take a deep breath, listen to the concerns of voters and go back to work."

It will be tough on Chirac to work that hard. He only recently was allowed to work more than 35 hours per week.

MORE EURO-TRASH TUESDAY: A Guide To Mid-Western Culture, INDC Journal.


At 11:21 AM, Blogger spd rdr said...

Thank you Cassandra.

At 3:32 PM, Blogger Jehane said...

It was nothing. I was happy to do it.

At 3:44 PM, Blogger tee bee said...

The sign is pure gold. And the Clinton quote? I think it's the answer to "thousand points of light, stay the course" and "It's hard." Gonna keep that one in the back pocket for future use.


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