Daily Wisdom

April 12, 2006

Chirac Surrenders!


PARIS, France -- In a fashion reminiscent of June 1940, Jacques Chirac surrendered on Monday to the demands of students and labor unions, reversing his attempt to reduce unemployment in France with a new law instating the First Job Contract (CPE). Under the proposed law, employers who are currently mandated to hire employees for life, would be allowed to hire and fire employees under the age of 26. The law was designed to give French employers an incentive to hire young workers on a trial basis.

Unfortunately, Chirac was not prepared for the reaction of French youth who don't really want to work because it would cut into their protest and demonstration schedules. "Hey... we've got cars to burn and placards to wave, mon ami!", said one of the youthful protesters. "I can't make it with the... 'minou'... you know, Les Pussycats, if I'm working all day!", he said.

6 Comments:

At 4/13/2006 2:18 AM , Blogger radar said...

Chirac makes the term "French surrender monkey" valid!

 
At 4/13/2006 3:46 AM , Blogger camojack said...

A Frenchman surrender? Jamais! Tres non!!!

Yeah, right...

 
At 4/13/2006 6:53 AM , Blogger MargeinMI said...

Great picture!

Give the poor guy a break. He's just being true to French tradition, ya know. In fact, they should just change the French flag to a white one with "We Give Up" blazed across it.

 
At 4/13/2006 12:26 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Hi everybody,

I am in complete agreement with all your comments.

 
At 4/16/2006 4:52 PM , Blogger onlineanalyst said...

Wasn't there a book out many years ago called Real Men Don't Eat Quiche?

 
At 4/16/2006 9:37 PM , Blogger Kajun said...

Dangerously cheezey!!

 

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