December 02, 2004

The View from France

A French blogger who seems open to the notion that the phrase "Bushistes modérés" is not necessarily an oxymoron! Check out his blogroll. Methinks the 'Bushistes' category is stock-full of Kerry voters, however! (Perhaps once a Bushistes; always a Bushistes...)

UPDATE: From comments I see that the term "Bushistes moderes" was meant ironically. Mais bien sur...! Still, Emmanuele's blog, especially if you read French, is well worth your time. Check it.

Posted by Gregory at December 2, 2004 05:22 AM
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Gregory : thanks for the Belgravalanche :-)

But I'm sorry to have to disappoint you : actually, the expression "Bushistes modérés" was meant to be an oxymoron, when I crafted it last April. In my mind, the position was unsustainable over time. Either you remain pro-Bush, but radicalize your views (and, usually, your rhetoric), or you stay moderate, but leave the pro-Bush camp (as happened with Drezner, Oxblog and Sullivan).

That was the general idea, at least. I'm happy to concede that BD is an exception. I clearly don't agree with everything I read here. But your analyses are always (ok, nearly always, I could do without the French-bashing) challenging and insightful. Thank you for that, too.

Posted by: Emmanuel at December 2, 2004 12:28 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Many thanks for the excellent link to Emanuelle! I've been hunting for a serious but entertaining French view from someone who obviously knows both sides of the Atlantic well.

Posted by: nadezhda at December 6, 2004 01:05 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink
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