Sunday, November 8, 2009

Le Maire's Loyalties

Bruno Le Maire, who was Dominique de Villepin's chief of staff but is now Nicolas Sarkozy's minister of agriculture, has spoken out against Villepin's persistent sniping at the government. "There is a limit" to legitimate debate, he said, defined by "the interest, the unity of the majority." As normative political theory, this is of limited interest, but as a sign that Villepin's tactics have exasperated even his friends, it is worth noting.

1 comment:

RoG said...

As someone who apparently was active in the backroom (see Gerard Prunier) during France's shameful role in the Rwandan genocide, it would be only fitting if Villepin ended up inside. Unlikely of course, unfortunately.