Thursday, November 25, 2010
Jean-François Copé is wasting no time in taking over the UMP. Although he judges his predecessor's bilan to have been globalement positif (ou mieux, "excellent"), he clearly believes that the UMP has been led about as well as Marchais believed Communism had been led, that is, to the abyss. So he will begin talking to "his" deputies in weekly meetings. At least until he, in turn, achieves the control Sarkozy once enjoyed, at which time he will no doubt recognize the advantages of the Sarkozyan method. Unless Fillon gets there first.