I can't help but feel happy that the French said "non" to the EU Constitution. The pundits are all saying that the Constitution is too free market and not socialistic enough...I suspect, however that the reason for the "non" is that people are seeing that the march toward the EU is decreasing the ability of people to participate in the government decisions that affect them.
On the home front, I admit I would also feel a bit of glee if the Congress rejected the Bolton nomination. I think the US should have a strong willed diplomat whose eyes are on reforming the UN. However, the fact that so many US diplomats can't stand the guy, really indicates to me that Bolton is too much an abrasive iconoclast for the job.
I am always happy when the people's will stops the plans set by the empowered elite.
Now, if only more Muslims denied Al Quaida and the PLO, and if the Isrealis rejected the plans of Sharon and their ideologues, then we could have a few years of peace and prosperity.