Recently, part-time comedian and full-time Colorado Republican governor Bill Owens delivered a virtual “hit parade” of French jokes:
“Keynoting Saturday at the Michigan Republican Party Convention, Owens quipped, “You know why they planted those big trees along the boulevard in Paris? So the invading armies could march in the shade.”
Ha ha ha! Keep ‘em coming!
“And, he continued, “You know why the new French navy has glass-bottom boats? So it can see the old French navy.”
Ha hahaha! Stop! I can’t take it anymore! hahaha!
“Owens delivered his riffs to a crowd of 2,000 Michigan Republicans after contrasting President Bush’s leadership with that of likely Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry. Kerry, he said, “would wait for a permission slip to be filled out by the United Nations and initialed by France” before rebuilding Iraq.”
Permission slip…! Ha ha ha ha ha! I haven’t heard that one since Bush said it in January! Ha ha ha! Remember?
“There is a difference, however, between leading a coalition of many nations, and submitting to the objections of a few. America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country. (Applause.)”
hee hee hee! It’s STILL funny! But SOME people disagreed!
“Frieda Sanidas, the honorary consul of France in Colorado, tried to stay neutral.
“I suppose this is supposed to funny. But I really would not like to comment,” she said.”
BOOOOOOO! Get off the stage! Boooo! Let Owens speak! Remember! Owens is a FRIEND TO THE FRENCH!
“He was pointing out how America has sacrificed for other nations. So, historically, he was trying to point out that America has done a lot for France,” [Communications director Sean Duffy] continued.”