It’s now January 2011. What has happened to the most notorious of French Bashers since the heyday of 2003-2007?
Glenn Beck is known for having openly stated his hatred for the French. This was before his more notorious bat shit crazy stunts and his subsequent demise. Where is Beck today: fewer markets, almost no advertisers and the focus of endless petitions and protests.
Jay Leno is hardly even worth mentioning anymore. His name has become synonymous with backstabbing, low ratings and just bad comedy. Howard Stern, the granddaddy of French Bashing, has also turned on Leno: “He’s not fit to scrub David Letterman’s feet”
Dennis Miller still appears on Bill O’Reilly’s broadcast. The two notorious French Bashers rarely if ever mention France or the French anymore.
George W Bush is still considered politically radioactive by members of his own party and virtually irrelevant by most. Although his image has gradually improved since he left office, his presidency is still regarded as one of the worst in modern history. Bush is now reduced to taking swings at his former press secretary, Scott McClellan…
Condoleezza Rice still doesn’t regret the Iraq war but admits “the mistake…was to put a spotlight simply on the weapons of mass destruction”. Still no apology for her comments about “punishing France”.
Donald Rumsfeld wrote his memoirs and will be touring in early February. He probably won’t be touring outside of the United States…
- Still active in politics are:
- Former representative Roy Blunt is now a Senator.
- Jack Kingston is still a very active member of congress.
- Peter T. King is currently serving in the House, reprensenting New York’s 3rd district.
- Walter Jones has since expressed regret for the “freedom fries” incident, and has become a vocal anti-war Republican.
- No longer in office:
- Virginia “Ginny” Brown-Waite, retired from politics for health reasons.
- Tom DeLay was sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted on money laundering and conspiracy charges.
- Dennis Hastert left politics and resigned his seat in November 2007.
- Bob Ney resigned after he pled guilty to charges of conspiracy and making false statements in relation to the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal.
- Jim Saxton left politics in 2009.