Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sarko Convokes Les États Généraux

Uh-oh. They say that those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it. President Sarkozy is convoking les États généraux ... in Guadeloupe. While he may have fared badly with La Princesse de Clèves in grammar school, surely at some point he read about what happened when the king convoked the Estates General. O! Ça ira, ça ira, ça ira/les aristocrates on les pendra!

2 comments:

Leo said...

Well, "ça ira" is even more appropriate than you stated. It aptly said "Les aristocrates à la Lanterne". La Lanterne, the Prime Ministers official retreat that Sarkozy confiscated when elected.

David said...

Nice allusion Leo... (I got that from an insider, but Matignon is still pissed about that by the way)