«Le ministre s’est levé. Il a retiré son micro et l’a jeté sur la table et il a dit: "Allez, je vous laisse. Je me casse. Fait chier"», a raconté la personne qui a assisté à la scène. «Quand le journaliste lui a demandé ce qu’il faisait, le ministre a répondu: "Je me barre"».The immediate cause of his anger seems to have been a segment on alleged safety flaws at French nuclear plants. Hardly the sort of thing to trigger such an outburst. A seasoned pol should be able to deal with this kind of low-level whistle-blower allegation without breaking a sweat, even if the allegations are true. I mean, what's a minister for, if not to deny the truth when necessary with a perfectly straight face. Blowing up only suggests that there's something to the story. A first-class blunder for a guy who's not well-liked by his "comrades" in the UMP, who naturally see him as a turncoat who has been rewarded beyond his deserts. This incident may be all the ammunition they need to do him in.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Éric Besson seems to be taking etiquette lessons from his boss, President Sarkozy, but Sarkozy I, the "Casse-toi, pauvr' con" Sarkozy, not Sarkozy II, the circumspect, soft-spoken Sarkozy who has been trained in the art of public relations by his new wife. Besson stormed off the stage of an M6 taping yesterday: