Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"The Most Irritiating" French Politicians

According to a VSD poll (via Thierry Desjardins):

Le président de la République n’arrive qu’en 4ème position. Il n’« agace » que 63% des Français. Loin derrière Ségolène Royal qui « agace » 73% de nos compatriotes et Brice Hortefeux, 70%, et juste derrière Marine Le Pen, 64%.
Ensuite, on trouve Martine Aubry, 54%, François Bayrou, 52%, Jean-François Copé, 47%, et, tout en bas du classement, François Fillon, 39%, et Dominique Strauss-Kahn avec un bien modeste 30%.

Was the Euro a Bad Idea?

The naysayers are enjoying their I-told-you-sos. Paul Krugman reminds us who they were. So much skepticism makes me skeptical. The Schadenfreude may be as premature as the preceding celebrations.

Criticism of French Arms Sale to Russia

Here. The deal, in the works for a long time, was announced on Christmas Eve, true to the spirit of the season. Not the peace on earth spirit, to be sure, but the commercial spirit, which conquers all.