If you grew up in or before the 1980’s you remember the old Warner Brother’s cartoons. One character in particular was Pepe LePew, the French skunk with the Charles Boyer accent, forever amorously pursuing a housecat who he consistently mistook for a lady skunk. Pepe would bound along in blissful ignorance, unaware that the object of his affections wanted nothing to do with him, and oblivious to the people who stampeded out of his odor and way shouting “Le Pew! Le Pew!”
Just as Pepe LePew hopped along unaware of the chaos he was causing, so too does President Hollande and the new Socialist Government traipses is traipsing through the first days of the new French Order, unaware of the smell they are potentially creating.
Members of the Occupy Champs Elysee Movement are undoubtedly delighted with the latest developments in France, but the cooler heads, and what’s left of the Free World should be bolting for the door yelling “Le Pew! Le Pew!
All vehicles on French roads must now have an interlock device installed in them, as per French law. I am sure that you can see the direction in which the French are headed. Chances are you had it figured out in the first sentence of this paragraph.
It is a relatively simple algorithm. Start with a problem, the seriousness of which cannot be contested, in this case drunk driving. Then provide the solution via government intervention. In this case an interlock device. Naturally, anyone opposed to the idea of Big Brother, or in this case Grand Frère shoving his way a bit further into private lives will be vilified as a wanton libertine who wouldn’t give a 0.15 eurocent for the safety of his countrymen.