Obama, Still in Love With France, Would Do Well To Avoid Following Suit on Reality-Show Workers Rights…


The New York Times yesterday, quoting Lord Obama during his recent, busy trip to France:

"I would love nothing more than to have a leisurely week in Paris, stroll down the Seine, take my wife out to a nice meal, have a picnic in Luxembourg Gardens."…

"I assure you that I look forward to coming back and spending much time here."

Here's something French he should leave behind:

French stars of tropical island reality show win right to overtime and holidays

… In a ground-breaking ruling, the supreme court in France awarded three contestants on the French version of the programme Temptation Island compensation of about €11,000 (£9,500) each. The judges ruled that the trio were entitled to full employment contracts—including overtime, holidays and even damages for wrongful dismissal upon elimination from the show.

More here.

I look forward to Obama's salary czar going through timecards on Jon & Kate Plus 8 or Gene Simmons' Family Jewels once those shows get some stimulus or TARP money for new air conditioners or sidewalk curb cuts.

In the meantime, here's a three minute explanation of why Obama should just say non to Gallic ways of governing: