Friday, May 20, 2016
President Normal Becomes President Beauf
I did a double take when I read the headline in Le Monde: "Hollande mise sur l’Euro pour rebondir." What? I said to myself. Doesn't he know that the euro is in crisis. Then it dawned on me that the reference was to the European football championship. Apparently, Hollande feels that if he "invests himself," as the paper puts it, in this mega-event, his fortune will take a turn for the better. Here is yet another gauge of the pathetic fin de règne at which le président normal has arrived. De normal il est devenu beauf. The picture of him dribbling in coat and tie says it all. Quel gâchis--as several of his former ministers now candidly admit.