French vintners are rethinking their decisions for their last Presidential election. Nicolas Sarkozy is working to curb French unemployment and illegal immigration, and has a few ideas about how to improve their economy, but he doesn’t drink.
According to projections, Americans will out-drink the French by 2010 if something isn’t done immediately, if not sooner. Sarkozy “doesn’t like eating, he doesn’t like drinking, he doesn’t represent the culture of France.” Apparently, the leaders of the French wine industry don’t care about what their president does, as long as he’s as drunk as everyone else. (Equality and brotherhood, anyone?) One went so far as to say that at least Jacques Chirac knew how to put the drinks away! That just about sums it up, doesn’t it? Sounds to me like they’re ripe for the Orwellian pickings.