Paris lost today it’s bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics. The winner is London. The whole country was mobilized behind the bid and as seems to be the trend of late, we lost. Or more accurately, Chirac lost… to Blair … as usual !!!

I don’t really like politicians in general but I have to admit to some envy of the British and the prime minister they have. In France, we have a loser. In Britain, they have a winner. It makes all the difference in the world.