Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hollande, Sarkozy Bask in the Adulation of Thousands

Mass political meetings always give me the willies. I keep waiting for forearms to be extended toward the leader in a stiff-armed salute. But the ability to turn out a large crowd seems to be a prerequisite of the job, so after Mélenchon in Marseille, we now have Sarkozy at Concorde and Hollande at Vincennes showing that they, too, can play the big numbers game. Meanwhile, Bayrou chose to stage his last rally in Marseille, on the same ground hallowed by Mélenchon yesterday--perhaps not the best move, as comparisons will be inevitable.

1 comment:

squiggle said...

Apparently Sarkozy is referring to 'the France of Victor Hugo and of General De Gaulle'.

It should go without saying that Victor Hugo would have despised him but probably not more than De Gaulle, who would never have been so weak as to want to bask in the glow of the German Chancellor and US President.

La France forte, in-bloody-deed.