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October 20, 2003
A Question of Accountability

Merde in France asks a good question, in his inimitable style, in the wake of French President Jacques Chirac representing Germany and France simultaneously at the European Summit:

Where certain numb minded brainwashed individuals, stuffed full of dogma through their every orifice like cheap streetwalkers, see an elegant gesture, we see further proof that the EU is nothing more than a complete con job whose purpose is to smelt national sovereignties into a bland rotten broth of concentrated non-thought served up as a snack to feed a political void. Who answers to the German people now? Schroeder or Chiraq?

Did it occur to Germans when the EU was launched that their head of state would casually assign representation of their sovereignty to a French politician? It would be equivalent to George Bush telling Canada to sit in for the US at the next Security Council meeting. This was no low-level conference about the plight of a vanishing species -- this was a European Union summit, where ostensibly weighty matters would be discussed and votes taken.

Good luck, Germany. You can't hold Chirac accountable, but you can hold Schroeder accountable ...

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at October 20, 2003 6:12 AM

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