This weekend the French newspaper Le Monde ran a feature story in its magazine about U.S. campaign spending, focused on Jackson Hole financier Foster Friess. You don’t have to be a French scholar to understand the title, “Ses dollars sont pour Romney.”
In the print edition, there’s a photo of me debating Foster over breakfast at Nora’s. The caption identifies me as a city council candidate who made a “point of honor” of not asking supporters for a cent. According to the caption, I “combat all that [Foster] represents and all the ideas he defends.”
While we appear to be engaged in an intense debate, the conversation actually was pretty jovial, as per our usual bouts of verbal jousting. Foster and I agree on a few points: Health care in the United States is preposterously expensive. And Nora’s serves a good plate of huevos rancheros.
The publication is akin to the New York Times Magazine of France.
(Photo by David Stubbs)