In a stroke of genius, the French people elected a socialist as their president. Of course, I'm being sarcastic about the genius part.
The reason why I think it's stupid is because France is suffering massive debt, much along the lines of the whole Greek debt crisis. So they think the best way to solve the debt problem is to elect a guy that is going to incur even more debt.
It's the law of nature isn't it? It's just like how the best way to neutralize acid is to add more acid: incurring more debt is the best way to get out of debt! It's amazing how wizardry and gorilla dust can solve all of our problems!!!