July 10, 2008


File under "I wish I had thought to say that." Lileks on Obama's "merci beaucoup" inanity yesterday:

In the context of English-as-a-national-tongue laws, itís an interesting assertion: Apparently it is right to expect people who visit Paris to speak French the day they get there, but it is cultural chauvinism to expect people who want to live and work in America to understand English well enough to navigate a ballot.

Posted by Sarah at July 10, 2008 07:44 AM | TrackBack

I'm still shaking my head over Jesse Jackson's open-mic comments about Obama. Where's the outrage? Why isn't Sharpton denouncing him?

Posted by: R1 at July 10, 2008 11:50 AM

Giving a shout out to the man,the genius,James Lileks!

Posted by: MaryIndiana at July 10, 2008 01:56 PM