A French-American perspective on politics, culture, current events, religion, languages, and education
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Not winning, not losing, just covering the spread....
Here's another great piece by Jon Stewart (The Daily Show) on Bush's "consistent" words on Iraq. Stewart is absolutely hilarious and adds great video and audio segments not only from Bush but also from Tony Snow of course, and the whole thing looks like a farce indeed!
As Stewart puts it, if:
"We're not winning, we're not losing….Are we covering the spread?"
Somewhere beneath all the inane clichés that politicians and the media bandy about, there lies a true Franco-American relationship that stems from a deep appreciation and fascination with each other's language, culture and society. This is where we live, below the radar, exploring the mundane, finding pleasure in the details, and sharing our passion for another culture with our students. We are educators, teaching English in Paris and French in Boston. Trained and training at the Sorbonne and Harvard, respectively, we choose here to let our café conversation spill out onto the sidewalk. Others should feel free to eavesdrop or join the conversation through comments.