Thursday, March 6, 2014
The Buisson Affair Continues
We still don't know who leaked the Patrick Buisson recordings, but we do know that, according to Le Monde, Buisson appears to be an even more unsavory character than he seemed when all we knew about was his frequentation of the extreme right. His habit of covert recordings is said to date from way back. He has quarreled with many people, including his own son, who no longer speaks to him, with whom he engaged in fisticuffs at TF1, and whom he used as an allegedly unwitting front for two corporations apparently involved in extracting money from the government for polling at inflated prices. And yet Nicolas Sarkozy chose this man as a trusted advisor. This lapse of judgment may slow the momentum of the Sarkocomeback, which had been gathering speed in recent weeks as the current UMP leadership was engulfed by still other scandals.