Fahrenheit 9/11 Gets Cannes' Palme d'Or

Or "Anti-Bush film tops Cannes awards" as the BBC puts it, or "'Fahrenheit 9/11': Connecting With a Hard Left" as the Washington Post puts it.

Funnily enough, Michael Moore's own web site is still sporting old news from before the ceremony. The man surely is overwhelmed by now ;-).

I can't resist to cite Bill Humpries and his What's a Pam Door?:

  • Moore got more publicity.
  • Quentin Tarantino, chair of this year's jury, got to throw a huge bomb.
  • The chattering classes on the Right have been fed raw meat, and can now rant on about French perfidity. (Even if the international jury was chaired by an American.)

    I can't wait to read the Shorter DenBeste on this.

  • The chattering classes on the Left count coup (see first paragraph.)

I can't wait to see this movie and, hopefully, Americans won't have to wait until after the election to see it too!


The first unenlightened thing I will do when I become Emperor of the known universe is have anyone flayed that utters the word "perfidious" or any derivative thereof.

And yes, this will be about the French connection. I think there was all of one French remember on the jury, but that won't matter. They can't rag on Tarantino because his film appeals to their Rambo gene.

One thing is certain. A fifteen minute+ standing ovation is a political statement.

Hear, hear! W. fell off his bike yesterday, may be after someone told him about who won the Palme d'or ;-).

I beg dispensation your celestial grace, I was only using the term 'perfidity' in jest. Really.