Maybe it's because of this, but I can't bring myself to find the news totally distressing.
I hasten to add that I wouldn't dare lecturing US voters on matters in which I have absolutely not the beginning of a right, but if I can offer a testimony based on my recent experience here in France, it's that sometimes, it's best to stick with known evils than try new ones.
Meaning — take note of what's coming, because reading it here is indeed quite historical — that after nearly ten months of the great crypto-Socialist Circus of President-Showman Sarkozy, I find myself leaning to the edge of beginning to miss Jacques Chirac.
Hang on, I need to read that twice, to make sure I just wrote it.
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