I blogged a few weeks ago about how Chirac just doesn't get it. And here he is again from today's FT (subscription required):
French president Jacques Chirac will on Tuesday seek to shore up his political legacy with the reinvigoration of Franco-German industrial policy spearheaded by the launch of a €1.7bn ($2.1bn, £1.2bn) series of innovative grand projets – including the creation of a multimedia search engine to rival Google.
To my French friends: Do you really, really think this sort of thing is a good use of your tax euros?
To Google investors: Better short Google, this is obviously the end of the line.