According to Drudge, the French come through for once:
French voters rejected the European Union’s first constitution Sunday, President Jacques Chirac said _ a stinging repudiation of his leadership and the ambitious, decades-long effort to further unite the continent.
Chirac, who urged voters to approve the charter, announced the result in a brief, televised address. He said the process of ratifying the treaty would continue in other EU countries.
“France has expressed itself democratically,” Chirac said. “It is your sovereign decision, and I take note.”
Earlier, the Interior Ministry said that with about 83 percent of the votes counted, the referendum was rejected by 57.26 percent of voters. It was supported by 42.74 percent.
They’ll be back. Like Michael Meyers, they’ll be back. Here’s hoping that they’re less successful with the constitution gambit than they were with the Nice con.