Tuesday, August 2, 2011
La Douce France
Like children caught with their hand in the cookie jar, French pols are vacationing at home this summer. The allure of foreign vacations paid by wealthy cronies or foreign potentates is diminished, now that the potential downside has been revealed. So we have French leaders discovering the joys of the provinces. Only Fillon has ventured as far as Tuscany, and unless it turns out that he's attending a bunga-bunga party organized by Berlusconi, he probably won't do too much damage to his reputation. And Marine Le Pen has been forced to stay home to put out the raging fire started by her father. Bonnes vacances à tous!