Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Putsch in the Making

It looks as though Christian Estrosi has taken himself out of the government not just to devote himself to the city of Nice, of which he has just been elected mayor, but also to attempt a take-over of the UMP. His blast today at UMP secretary general Patrick Devedjian is the opening shot. Stay tuned. The former Grand Prix motorcycle racer demonstrated his devotion to Sarkozy by renting a private jet to fly him back from an official visit to Washington in time for supper with the president. The trip cost the taxpayers 138,000 euros. He has also been convicted of tax fraud and various charges growing out of his business dealings.

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