WTF, Richard Cohen?: Unnecessary French Edition

Welcome to another edition of the game that’s sweeping the nation. Let’s take a look at today’s Cohentastic excretion.

In politics, we’re having a Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr kind of year. It was Karr, a French writer, who coined the phrase plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose, which means, as Barack Obama has shown, that the more things change, the more they stay the same. N’est-ce pas?

Oui .

According to Babelfish, this translates to: “I’m that irritating acquaintance of yours who speaks in pseudo-French just to prove how smart he is even though it totally obscures the point he’s trying to get across.” Quoi? Je ne sais pas.

WTF, Richard Cohen?

Substantive critiques of Cohen’s amazing obtuseness aren’t really in the spirit of this segment, so I’ll let Corey take care of that.


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