Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Yade Is Out

Libé is reporting that Rama Yade has been "excluded" from consideration to replace J.-P. Jouyet as secretary of state for European Affairs. Bruno Lemaire is now the favorite for the post. Apparently, Sarkozy was mightily displeased by Yade's refusal to head the UMP Ile-de-France ticket in upcoming European parliamentary elections. Once an ornament constantly at Sarkozy's side despite her junior position in the cabinet, Yade now bids fair to be banished from proximity to the prince. Life at court is full of such vicissitudes. The young aspirant can now spend her time reading the Memoirs of Saint-Simon.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Name dropping in the press is often counter productive or intended to be counter productive. If on top of it she displeased her master...

Anonymous said...

Bruno Le Maire, not Lemaire....
author of " des hommes d'Etat" , souvenirs of his time as DirCab of D. de Villepin.

Not quite Saint-Simon yet, but excellent reading.

Anonymous said...

I think she displayed too much of an independent will without, as Sarkozy saw it (I suspect), due recognition that she remain(ed) a simple valet.
As for decyphering the ways of the "court" and presidential politics in general, Im always amazed at just how pertinent & insightful are writings like that of La Bruyère or Saint-Simon



Chris P.