Chirac Bids Adieu

But, he plans on remaining active…
Jacques will use his famed love of sumo-wrestling(?) and African art to launch his own Bill Clinton-style foundation to combat climate change and promote development and world peace. –Mail and Guardian
Well Halleluiah!

Adieu… Don’t let the door hit yieu.

New French President Nicolas Sarkozy watches outgoing President Jacques Chirac, as he waves from his car while leaving the Elysee Palace Wednesday May 16, 2007 in Paris. Sarkozy officially takes office Wednesday as France’s new president, replacing Jacques Chirac in an elaborate ceremony at the Elysee Palace. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

How Carter-esque…
Jacques is preparing to launch a private foundation to promote world peace.

Jacques Chirac leaves France after 12 years with:
– Unemployment at 9.1%
– A sluggish economic growth rate of 2.1% in 2006
– An average of around 98 cars torched each night.
Smear scandals.
– And, a country where the people dislike themselves even more than the Americans dislike them.

Oh… And take out the garbage when you leave.

France’s incumbent President Jacques Chirac (2nd L) looks on as Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin leaves the Elysee Palace after his resignation, in Paris May 15, 2007. (REUTERS/ Jacky Naegelen)


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