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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/22/2005 5:44:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 5:49:43 AM EDT by birdbarian]
I received this in an e-mail, so it has to be true...right? edited: found a "reliable" source too...

http://guillemette.typepad.com/lafrancemadeinusa/2005/09/ca_devait_finir.html

BATON ROUGE, LA. - The White House announced today that President Bush has sold the state of Louisiana back to the French at more than double its original selling price of $11,250,000.

"This is a bold step forward for America," said Bush. "And America will be stronger and better as a result. I stand here today in unity with French Prime Minister Jack Sharaq, who was so kind to accept my offer of Louisiana in exchange for 25 million dollars cash."

The state, ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, will cost hundreds of billions of dollars to rebuild. "Jack understands full well that this one's a 'fixer upper,'" said Bush. "He and the French people are quite prepared to pump out all that water, and make Louisiana a decent place to live again. And they've got a lot of work to do. But Jack's assured me, if it's not right, they're going to fix it."

The move has been met with incredulity from the beleaguered residents of Louisiana. "Shuba-pie!" said New Orleans resident Babineaux. "Frafer-perly yum kom drabby sham!"

However, President Bush's decision has been widely lauded by Republicans. "This is an unexpected but brilliant move by the President," said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. "Instead of spending billions and billions, and billions of dollars rebuilding the state of Louisiana, we've just made 25 million dollars in pure profit."

"This is indeed a smart move," commented Fox News analyst Brit Hume. "Not only have we stopped the flooding in our own budget, we've made money on the deal. Plus, when the French are done fixing it up, we can easily invade and take it back again."

The money gained from 'The Louisiana Refund' is expected to be immediately pumped into the rebuilding of Iraq.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 5:47:33 AM EDT
I don't care who you are. That's funny right there.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 5:54:23 AM EDT

"Shuba-pie!" said New Orleans resident Babineaux. "Frafer-perly yum kom drabby sham!"

Link Posted: 9/22/2005 5:58:22 AM EDT
If you read it on the Internet, it HAS to be true!!!!



Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:05:25 AM EDT
If this is true, tongue in check; Will the French surrender to Mother Nature declaring, all is lost?
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:12:26 AM EDT
My favorite part is Bush being quoted as saying "Jack" instead of "Jacque."
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:14:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By birdbarian:
My favorite part is Bush being quoted as saying "Jack" instead of "Jacque."




Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:18:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:18:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Voodoo17:
If this is true, tongue in check; Will the French surrender to Mother Nature declaring, all is lost?



If memory serves me, they surrendered to Mother Nature in Panama when they made the first attempt at building the canal.

Did they get a "win" in the Ivory Coast "conflict?"
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 7:10:59 AM EDT
This is almost as good as the Onion story on Sheehan/Bush.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 5:12:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thompsondd:
This is almost as good as the Onion story on Sheehan/Bush.



That wasn't true?
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