Friday, March 8, 2013

Did Buisson Engineer the Sarkozy Interview Leak

Rue89 reports that Sarkozy's entourage is enraged at Patrick Buisson, who is held reponsible for the publication of the former president's chat with journalists from Valeurs actuelles. Sarkozy allegedly believed that his remarks were off the record. This does seem plausible, given the number of stunning headlines generated by this one brief interview--an indication that its candid avowals of Sarkozyan ambition and blunt criticisms of Hollande did indeed go beyond the usual norms of this sort of exercise. But what exactly was the point of this exercise if it was to have remained off the record?

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