Monday, March 28, 2011
The battle lines are rapidly taking shape in the UMP: Copé thinks the laïcité debate is a good idea, Baroin and Fillon don't, and Sarkozy is backing Copé. So the former Séguiniste and the former Chiraquien are squaring off against the former Balladurien and Brutus, who will flatter Caesar while awaiting an opportunity to stab him in the back, gut, or behind. Juppé is quiet for the moment, but I imagine he is squarely on the side of Baroin and Fillon. We await the Night of the Long Knives.