Monday, February 28, 2011

Ah!

Thierry Desjardins sheds some light on the nomination of Gérard Longuet, a political has-been with jail time for assault, youthful associations with the violent extreme right, and a record of involvement in several scandals (though there were no convictions), to be defense minister. He is the brother-in-law of Vincent Bolloré--the man who lent Sarkozy his yacht for that post-election "meditation period" on the Mediterranean. So, the Union of the Mediterranean has indeed been revived: the Sarko-Bolloré link is reaffirmed.

Truly, the wonders never cease in this government.

2 comments:

Mark said...

Shabby indeed. Perhaps they can spin it as shabby chic?

Mark said...

C'est chic: Guaino went to Libya for Xmas. Claims he didn't see anyone significant there. http://www.lemonde.fr/politique/article/2011/02/28/henri-guaino-a-passe-le-reveillon-en-libye_1486486_823448.html