French Kiss

sarkoziOn November 7th America received a French Kiss like they have not experienced in a long long time. I might be optimistic and naive, but I say pucker up and enjoy it for as long as it lasts. Amidst the din of so many clueless people booing and hissing and thumbing their noses at the U.S, the president of France, Nicholas Sarkozy, in the speech he delivered to the U.S. Congress, demonstrated that he has a brain and a memory to go with it. He detailed in his speech the role this country has played in bringing hope to so many throughout the world.
This gift comes just in time for thanksgiving and may even be savored until Christmas. You deserve to hear good news for a change. This veterans day at least one Frenchman did not forget the sacrifice my dad and so many of our fathers and brothers and sisters made for freedom.

We are not a perfect nation, Nicholas Sarkozy is not a perfect person, but I beg you to experience this kiss. I will even let you keep your eyes open.



  1. Ken — We’ve been traveling and then our computer was derailed, so just now found your blog with this incredible speech from the new president of France.
    I’m with you, this is an amazing, miraculous turnaround from that country. Ring the bells!
    One of the most moving experiences of my life was to stand in the middle of the American cemetery at Normandy, France surrounded by 20,000 graves of young Americans who died to free France and most of Europe from Hitler’s hate in WWII. It was then that I realized just a small measure of the sacrifice America made.
    Thanks again for making my day by sharing this speech.
    Too bad our own politicians didn’t make the same hold-up-your-hand-for-America speech — but that would be politically incorrect these days.
    Let’s hope more countries follow the lead of France and be willing to admit, despite our flaws, the world is a better place today because of America.
    Carl Thompson

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