Jean-Luc Mélenchon held another monster rally yesterday in Marseille. Were there 120,000 people there? To judge by the sea of red flags visible on TV, it's not out of the question. Among other things, JLM called for the US Sixth Fleet to be withdrawn from the Mediterranean (hey, when you're on a roll, why stop?) and promised to lead a mass mobilization on May 1--a "citizen insurrection," in fact--but only if the unions want him.
In 10 years, he says, the Front de Gauche will be in power. Meanwhile, it's never too early to send the Yankees packing.