Power Line’s Paul Mirengoff writes:
The U.S. has now seen the leadership of both France and Germany pass to figures who believe, as a general matter, that American power is a force for good in the world, and not something that needs persistently to be constrained. Let’s hope that in 2009 the U.S. still has a leader who concurs.
Meanwhile, comedy writer and documentarian Evan Sayet adds:
The Liberals claim that the world hates America and that anyone who supports America is doomed. Then John Howard goes on to win a decisive victory, Tony Blair is re-elected in historic fashion, Mexico and Canada move conservative and now France! Once again, it is as Bret Stephens wrote in the Wall Street Journal several years ago, that an historian looking for clues leading up to major events like the collapse of the Soviet Union or the end of the Japanese economic “juggernaut” would find (he says “most”, I say all) contemporary journalism useless.
Evan emailed earlier today to mention that he will be practicing his stand-up in Los Angeles on Wednesday May 16th, if you’re in the area and would like to see him perform. (Click here; see also details at the top of Evan’s blog.)
Update: Related thoughts on Sarkozy and the media from Roger Simon.
More: The Agony and the Ecstasy summed up in a pair of photos of the rival camps, post-election.