Today is the second round of voting for the French Presidental election. I again got to go in the little booth with Mr. Mystery Guest and pretend I was voting too. It is a cultural experience and something that is interesting to be a part of. Which reminds me of when I was voting for the US President almost 8 years ago and my Japanese roommate asked me out of curiousity what I thought about the election, to which my response was shooting coffee out my nose. The Japanese have a slight problem differentiating between "l" and "r" in English so you can imagine my surprise.
We find out in a couple of hours, at 8pm who will win. I have a sad feeling that out of the two evils it will be the greater than rather than the lesser than...
I found on another blog an article by Bill Maher that I again almost shot coffee out of my nose reading, I highly recommend you take a look but to whet your tastebuds here's a quote:
"We're not first. America isn't ranked anywhere near first in anything except military might and snotty billionaires. The country that is ranked No. 1 in healthcare, for example, is France. The World Health Organization ranks America at 37 in the world -- not two, or five -- 37, in between Costa Rica and Slovenia, which are both years away from discovering dentistry."