Sunday, April 5, 2009

DSK's Future

Sarkozy's petulance got the headlines, but the biggest effect of the G20 as far as French domestic politics is concerned may be the boost to DSK's fortunes. The IMF was the big winner at the G20. Its resources were tripled, and this was not a foregone conclusion. How much of this was due to DSK's influence and how much simply to the situation, the palpable need to help once-emerging economies around the world, remains to be deciphered. But some of the credit must belong to Strauss-Kahn, and he has discreetly sought to capitalize on it. Now, if only he can figure out a way to get the Socialist Party to line up behind him ...

Maybe that's what Cambadélis is supposed to be doing at Aubry's side ... but if I were DSK, I wouldn't trust my fate to Cambadélis. I'd love to know what other bridges DSK maintains with the party back home, but I haven't seen much about this in the press.

3 comments:

James said...

I would have thought that keeping as little contact as possible with the PS and hence avoiding the scorn its squabbles rightly draw was as good a strategy for 2012 as any other...

MYOS said...

I think that he is legally required by IFM rule to avoid any appearance of involvement in "domestic politics", meaning that whatever contacts exist they ought to remain hidden.
However I've got a strong feeling Cambadelis threw his lot with Aubry.

Alex said...

The press is his conduit back to Rue Solferino. His "base" as McCain used to say. But I don't think he'll get beyond running. Stephane Guillon hit him hard.