No, I'm not thinking of Barack Obama with that headline.
I'm not even thinking of Michele Bachmann! How can my heart continue to throb for her when she won't even look into the camera at me once during her six-minute speech?
Recognize the song lyric from the subject title? It's from "La Vie en Rose," perhaps Edith Piaf's most famous love song.
Why bring this up? Well, in Jim Fallows's honor, I think we need a little Pomplamoose! Don't you? I really like Pomplamoose. I'd treat you to one of my favorites (their cover of "Mr. Sandman"), but Jim has used it already. I don't recall seeing "La Vie en Rose" here. So, carpe diem.
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James Fallows is a staff writer for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. He and his wife, Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the 2018 book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, which was a national best seller and is the basis of a forthcoming HBO documentary.