Monday, November 10, 2008

Hmmm ...

A correspondent informs me that Yazid Sabeg, whom Charles Bremner mentioned (with misspelled name) in the post I quoted yesterday, is a former advisor to Jean-Louis Borloo, and that Carla Bruni's well-publicized support of his "call for real equality of opportunity" suggests a well-orchestrated effort to catch the wave of enthusiasm for Obama in the banlieues. Nevertheless, anything that focuses attention on the suburbs is welcome. Let's hope the effort is sustained and not limited to one news cycle.

1 comment:

Leo said...

Sabeg, a prominent businessman, who, as usual in France, owes his business success to a web of tight political connections, is and has been for a long time a genuine supporter of the cause of the young "issus de l'immigration". As far as I can remember, he even wrote a book in support of affirmative action (discrimination positive).