Saturday, October 4, 2008

Fillon Paddles While Rome Burns

Asked if he was miffed not to be included in today's summit meeting in Paris, Fillon noted--rightly--that it was not the place of the prime minister to attend this sort of meeting. But then he added, incredibly enough, that "of course I wouldn't have missed this event, the inauguration of a water sports center in Sablé [the town of which he used to be mayor], for anything in the world."

Really, Monsieur le Premier Ministre? Why undermine the perfect reasonableness of the first part of your statement with such a preposterous fib?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One could also understand the second part of the statement as some tongue-in-cheek ironical way to stop short the questioning about his non- partcipation...