An e-mailer from Brazil tells me that an e-mail is making the rounds urging people to buy European rather than American products. Yes, American right-wingers, it's true: people who don't agree with you can also express their political opinions at the checkout counter. Sorry to be the one to break this to you.
The Brazilian correspondent says he's doing his bit to stand up for the right to disagree with the U.S. -- he spent quite a bit of money recently at Carrefour. Carrefour is a French supermarket chain with stores in many countries, including Brazil. Amazing, isn't it? French people actually work for a living. Some of them even run large, thriving businesses with global reach. They don't just sit around all day smoking Gauloises and sneering at Americans who aren't named Jerry Lewis. No one in the American media has ever reported such a thing.