Wednesday, June 04, 2003
Mr. the Prime Minister
Hotel of Matignon
57, street of Game preserve
Dear Mr. Prime Minister Chirac,
I can’t tell you how relieved I am that you and Bush are friends again! Here in America we say: “Let bygones be bygones.” We say: “It’s water under the bridge.” Sometimes you just have to let these things pass, even if it is totally the other guy’s fault.
Anyway, it warmed my heart to see the two of you smiling and shaking hands and everything. I have a question: Bush was wearing an American flag pin on his lapel, but you weren’t wearing any pin at all. My theory is that he tried to make you wear an American flag pin too, and you flat-out refused, but to offer a compromise, instead of wearing a French flag pin, you wore no flag pin at all. Am I right?
Also, no matter how many times I write Bush and tell him his flag pin is crooked, he keeps wearing it that way. I hope you guys weren’t all laughing at him.
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