Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Douste Blazes a New Path for Himself

To judge by yesterday's news reports, Philippe Douste-Blazy, former minister of this and that, had found a new post for himself at the UN, as number 2 to Ban Ki Moon. It seems that the source of this story was Douste himself and that in fact the post of secrétaire général adjoint is rather less exalted than at first supposed. For one thing, Douste shares it with 80 other officials. Douste has always been a rich source of comic possibilities, as Nicolas Canteloup was the first to recognize. If you watch the clip, the Douste-Blazy segment begins at about 1:30.

Thanks to SM for the tip.

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