Again, JUST What You'd Expect...
Velveeta-Eating Surrender Buckeyes
As Americans, we are by now quite used to doing whatever we can to help Europe. You know the story: Most of the last century can be described as a series of expensive interventions, from World War I through Kosovo, by the United States to fix problems that Europeans made for themselves.
But when it comes to doing favors for Europeans, the Marshall Plan has nothing on the 2006 elections. As a result of the Democratic sweep in the midterms, followed by the bonus toppling of Donald Rumsfeld — a man despised in Europe even more than Bush (but not as much as Cheney) — we’re finally getting the thanks and congratulations we so richly deserve. Europeans are enchanted with the belief, shared by their American colleagues, that the elections mean a quick end to American ambitions to do what Bush 41 would have called “the democracy thing” in the Mideast.