Saturday, June 2, 2007

A Bridge Too Far

The UMP is so delighted to have Bernard Kouchner and Martin Hirsch in the Fillon government that at least one of the party's candidates in the legislative elections is falsely claiming to have received their endorsement. In the tenth arrondissement of Paris, a district with a high concentration of bobos--David Brooks' shorthand for "bourgeois bohemians" has become part of the standard French vocabulary in a way that it has not in English, which may say something about the comparative sociology--the UMP candidate Lynda Asmani is using the fake endorsements against Socialist incumbent Tony Dreyfus. Dreyfus has gone to court to stop her, so far without effect.


Anonymous said...

I linked to this post in an article on Mrs. Asmany's false endorsements.

I'm glad I chanced on your blog : it give a nice perspective to one of my regular reads, "The Joker to the Thief".

Anonymous said...

Of course, I forgot to copy the link: