18 February 2003 - rudeness contest
< yesterday --
announcer: And now, the event you’ve all been waiting for:
the Rumsfeld-Chirac Directness Contest!
Rumsfeld: You mean rudeness contest.
Chirac: That is not responsible behavior.
announcer: And they’re off!
Rumsfeld: I must say, the long-term presence of France in
Europe is unnatural.
Chirac: You are missing another opportunity to keep quiet.
Chirac’s words are based on his condescending, bullying
(sorry, I mean “controversial”) remarks aimed at the new
candidates for entry into the European Union. Rumsfeld said,
promoting nation-building in Afghanistan, “A long-term foreign
presence in a country can be unnatural.”
Today’s Whale is nearly a day late, because of the heavy snowfall.
Sorry! Next time I’ll use a reputable weather-control machine!
give me a clue so sweet and true