Elliot Hester Fills In For Susan Spano: Ooh! Lala!

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FBLA’s fabled prescience (trademark pending) strikes again. Susan Spano is traveling to Asia throughout November,and her Postcards from Paris will be temporarily written by travel writer Elliott Hester.

A thought strikes us, though–here at home, the LA Times thinks it’s good to learn other languages.

Remember Andres Martinez’s column about his infant son, his family’s Spanish-speaking baby-sitter and an anonymous shopper at the Santa Monica Whole Foods Store? (Just for reference, as the archives aren’t free: A Bilingual Message for Ms. Xenophobe, 9/22/05)

So why did they hire a writer who doesn’t speak French? Or will Hester learn French without tears?