I was admittedly a little skeptical about the wisdom of choosing John Kerry for Secretary of State, given the precarious balance of power in the Senate, but dammit he just won me over. Inciting the rage and ridicule of xenophobic conservatives, Kerry spoke — shock horror! — French in France.
By the way, it’s not difficult to know what the far-right “French” fixation is all about. They think France is gay. Same goes for the dog-whistle “San Francisco values.” They mean “gay.” So in addition to xenophobic — homophobic.