Saturday, October 24, 2009

On Jean Sarkozy's Decision

Polling commissioned by the Élysée showed that the EPAD controversy was a major irritant among voters on the Right. This was more trouble than the president had bargained on.

A politician never wants to become the butt of ridicule, but the Jean Sarkozy episode was fast becoming paradigmatic for every kind of political shadiness. Witness this episode from the Clearstream trial, of all places:

On ... a rapporté [à Jean Sarkozy] qu'au cœur même du procès Clearstream, l'avocat du jeune stagiaire Florian Bourges a fait rire la salle lâchant dans sa plaidoirie: "Il a 23 ans, il n'a pas fini ses études, il est immature… avez-vous dit, monsieur le procureur. Je trouve que c'est une conclusion audacieuse de votre part ! Enfin, pour ce qui est de Florian Bourges, c'est vrai!"


This comment on the future of both Jean Sarkozy and EPAD should also be read.

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