Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Quiet Before the Storm?

Strange. Sarkozy not only monopolizes the media when he speaks but also silences the media when he doesn't. Most mornings I wake up to find that the president has sparked a flurry of articles. But today, with a major speech scheduled for the afternoon, it's as if a mute had been dropped on the morning's news wire. Nothing but the leavings of yesterday's dispatches: Kouchner says he's not really a va-t-en-guerre, why would anyone thing that just because he said it was time to prepare for war with Iran. Manuel Valls said it really, really wasn't helpful to blame the candidate for her loss, but nevertheless he still had great respect for Lionel Jospin, whom he served as spokesman in 2002. Bertrand Delanoë denied having reserved the url "delanoe2012.com." And the Flemish and the Walloons still don't get along. Xavier Bertrand says that the French want to reform the special regimes, and François Chérèque says that he's willing to reform them too, as long as it's on a case-by-case basis.

Everyone is waiting for the other shoe to drop. So I'll wait too.

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