“No Tears, No Regrets From Outgoing President” by Gene Lyons
December 15, 2008, 1:00am
Non, je ne regrette rien. – Edith Piaf
Purely to annoy President Bush’s loyal supporters, all 10 or 12 of them, I propose that his administration’s official theme song be sung in French.
Edith Piaf’s immortal ballad loses something in the translation: “No, I regret nothing.” Dedicated by the chanteuse to the French Foreign Legion, it’s sung to commemorate its failed effort in the Algerian War (1956-1962).
From The Nashua Telegraph