Here's a bit of humor from the French blog Le Conservateur. To understand it, you should know a little about Christophe Girard. He is adjunct mayor for cultural affairs under Pierre Delanoé, mayor of Paris. Both men are openly gay.
Girard, the father of a son born in 1982, has long been an activist for homosexual parenthood. In 1975 he joined the house of Yves Saint-Laurent and became head of the company in 1997. He joined the Green Party in 1998 and the staff of the Paris municipality in 2001:
According to my fellow contributor "F" who is too busy to write three lines, our beloved adjunct on Kultur at the Parisian Kommandantur, Christophe Girard supposedly declared: "fortunately Michael Jackson died during the Obama administration, and not that of the reactionary Bush."
I have no idea what that statement means, but I love it! To cite "Obama" has become a sort of reflex among the really cool, the bobos, the modern folk, you know, the good people! Apparently you have to say "Obama" at least once in every five sentences, or every 100 words. It's a minimum! So, beware, lest your friends catch you red-handed...
To which one of his readers responded:
The question is: Is it better to live under Bush or to die under Obama?
Or to put it differently, isn't it better for Christophe Girard to die now while he has the chance, while Obama is still here performing his miracles, than to wait and run the risk of living to see a reactionary elected as president of France (not a likelihood in any case)...?