Originally created 05/05/02

There's a vote in France ...



"It is disgusting that voters in one of the world's richest and most civilized countries should now have to choose as their president either a washed-up if amiable opportunist regularly lampooned on television as 'Superliar' or, by way of an alternative, a thug whose message is one of hate. It is spine-chilling, too, for Europeans across the continent who fear that the success of the odious Jean-Marie Le Pen may inspire voters elsewhere to follow suit."

- The Economist magazine, commenting on the result of France's presidential primary, which left President Jacques "Superliar" Chirac pitted against Jean-Marie "Thug" Le Pen. The one-on-one election showdown will take place in June.