OK, So Maybe Some Bridge Players Are Cool
Are the moms of the world listening? Here's an easier way for you to become an political protester than camping outside Bush's house in Crawford, Texas: Get better at bridge. Then you can play in the world bridge championships, win, and post a sign expressing your geopolitical opinions! According to the New York Times, one sassy mom-type did just that in Shanghai last month. After winning some lady championship, the victorious American team held up a sign saying "We Did Not Vote For Bush," in Paultardian budget fashion. And now everybody's pissed off, up is down, black is white etc. etc.
Angry bridge players across the Americas have been accusing these lovely ladies of "treason" and "sedition," because it turns out we're still in the year 1781. But not every country hates them! Three guesses for who signed up first:
The controversy has gone global, with the French team offering support for its American counterparts.
"By trying to address these issues in a nonviolent, nonthreatening and lighthearted manner," the French team wrote in by e-mail to the federation's board and others, "you were doing only what women of the world have always tried to do when opposing the folly of men who have lost their perspective of reality."
Ze femmes Francaise hate le Sarko aussi. Zey want ROUGE WINE, not ze BUSHYSARKO WINE.
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