[Guest post by DRJ]
The New York Times relays a memo from Paris that the French love Obama, but they don’t like boorish Americans like Sarah Palin:
“The French know exactly what to make of her [Palin], said Frédéric Rouvillois, and that is the problem. Ms. Palin may be an American dream but she is a French nightmare, said Mr. Rouvillois, a lawyer and social historian who has just written a book titled “The History of Snobbery.”
“She’s a caricature of a certain America that hasn’t parted with its boorish ‘Wild West’ side,” said the impish Mr. Rouvillois, who has also written a history of good manners. “For the French snob, the only admissible American is from the East Coast, knows Henry James, is comfortable in French, a sort of European on the other side of the Atlantic.”
A little, yes, like Senator John Kerry.”
Didn’t the New York Times learn anything in the 2004 Bush-Kerry election? This won’t win Obama many undecided American votes.