French Washing Instructions

I loved seeing this post at Boing Boing a couple weeks ago:

A photo of care instructions (in English and French) from a Seattle-made laptop bag. The last lines of the French instructions read “We are sorry that our President is an idiot. We didn’t vote for him.”

You can imagine how disappointed I was to see Newsweek’s recent follow-up on this colorful quote:

Bihn, the company’s president, claims the statement refers to him and not George W. Bush.

I really hope Bihn is just being coy, but even then I’d be disappointed by his not owning up to such a wonderful, subtle jab.

As a final aside, it’s interesting to see Newsweek picking up news from blogs. Boing Boing picked up the story from skeptomai, who stumbled upon the label after actually buying one of the bags.

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