The traveling Bush family, with update
France2 News last evening had a very nice interview with Laura Bush, who I greatly admire. Mrs. Bush displayed her usual poise, gave the interview in the Map Room of the White House (which is “where FDR met with his generals during WWII”, the interviewer reminded us), and, while she clearly understood French, replied in English. Smart woman. Even then, I perceived that David Pujadas, the interviewer, raised an eyebrow at Mrs Bush’s use of the word values, something that didn’t go unnoticed by No Pasaran.
President Bush will be visiting France for Sunday’s D-Day commemorations, and Erik (in French) is blogging about hate speech in Le Monde and the French media. (Chirac, arguably one of the most corrupt politicians of all time, should be one to hold his nose at anything. Update Additionally, Gerard Henderson reminds us that the French have much to be humble about)
Their daughter Jenna is walking the Camino de Santiago, the 112-mile pilgrimage that starts in Roncesvalles and ends at the Santiago (this Santiago = James the Evangelist, brother of John the Evangelist) de Compostela cathedral. The pilgrimage dates back to the 9th century. I would like to make the pilgrimage myself, someday.