Sunday, March 4, 2012

François the Greek

Claude Guéant, who apparently fears unemployment if his boss is ousted in May, attacked François Hollande's management of the finances of la Corrèze, where he heads the regional council:
"Hollande est à la tête de la Corrèze, qui est la Grèce de la France."
Le Monde has looked into the case, however, and found that Hollande has actually done a pretty good job of managing the region's finances, which were left in a shambles by his predecessor, Jean-Pierre Dupont of the UMP.

1 comment:

FrédéricLN said...

Funny. During the 2007, François Bayrou was also criticized re the management of his department Pyrénées-Atlantiques (between 1992 and 2001, according to wikipedia). And he answered exactly the same way: the department was heavily endebted when he took the charge, and in very good financial condition when he transmitted it to Jean-Jacques Lasserre.

Fact-checking hasn't become a habit yet in France.