Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nicolas Bling

They say that this is an Internet hit. Doesn't do much for me.

The Barons in the Trees

Luc Rosenzweig presents the defeat of Bertrand Delanoë as the work of three local barons of the PS--Collomb in Lyon, Guérini in Marseille, Frêche (excluded from the party) in Languedoc-Roussillon--who believe, dixit Rosenzweig, that their interest lies in ensuring that the Socialists do not elect a president in 2012. A theory sure to please cynics of all stripes.

Laurent Bouvet more plausibly ascribes Delanoë's failure to his own errors rather than to the machinations of others, however.