Yesterday on CSPAN I was watching retired elder statesman George McGovern giving a speech to college students on how the Bush Administration, (because of the Iraqi War) should make a concerted effort to mend fences with our allies, especially France. The talk was dry and monotonous and contained information we’ve all heard before from other democrats.
Mr. McGovern thought it was counter-productive that we were boycotting French products and that the Senate commissary had renamed French Fries as “Freedom Fries.” George, matter-of-factly looked at his audience and said, “What’s next? Do we ban French kissing? Well, the audience was completely caught off guard by the flippant remark and responded with LAUGHTER and APPLAUSE.