Ugly Americans in Paris … finally
It was bad enough that Secretary of State John Kerry didn’t make it to the “Je suis Charlie” unity march in Paris last Sunday (he finally managed to drop by yesterday on his way home to the states). But to make amends (or something) for his tardiness, he took along James Taylor to sing “You’ve Got a Friend.” I was too embarrassed by the whole scene to notice (and could scarcely hear) that Taylor started by strumming a few bars of “La Marseillaise,” the French national anthem, and ended by singing the song’s last words in French. I’m sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the house … er, City Hall. (/snark) But I can’t say because I turned it off before then.
And sometime during the day, probably when he first arrived, Kerry managed this hug with French President François Hollande. Can you say awkward?