Tom DeLay (who received the Ashbrook Award for this year at CPAC!) tells the following story at this end of this WaPo article on how Congress is irritated at the French (thanks to Kathryn Lopez at NRO): "I was at a celebration of Indias Independence Day," he told reporters, "and a
Frenchman came walking up to me and started talking to me about Iraq, and it was obvious we were not going to agree. And I
said, Wait a minute. Do you speak German? And he looked at me kind of funny and said, No, I dont speak German. And I
said, Youre welcome, turned around and walked off."