We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Bless the French--the more they change the more that they remain the same.
I have heard that there are threats from the numerous "disaffected youth" of certain enclaves of France that they will torch cars if Nicolas Sarkozy wins on May 6th. May we also assume that they are equal opportunity arsonists and will celebrate Madame Segolene's victory with the same pyro-gestures?
On a different note, the flag in Madame ( or is is Mademoiselle?) Segolene's hand would not be out of place over at the DNC headquarters. I believe that President Putin has a warehouse full of them at the ready.