Thursday, June 11, 2009

Stéphane Guillon Sums Up

Is there anything else to say about the PS? (h/t Patrick Weil via Facebook)

Old Soldiers Never Die

I'm not sure how many of you were around when Jacques Chirac "betrayed" Valéry Giscard d'Estaing by running against him in the first round of the 1981 presidential election and then offering only token support in the second round, thus allowing Mitterrand to be elected. There has not been much love lost between the two since that time. The old enmity flared up this week when Giscard, musing on the death of Omar Bongo, alleged that Bongo had secretly funded Chirac's 1981 campaign. Now, Charles Pasqua, who was a strong Chirac backer at the time, has rushed to Chirac's defense: "How can he say that? If he has any proof, let him show it."

Pasqua may not be the best possible character witness when it comes to political corruption. Still, it's pleasant to be reminded of the days when the right was the basket of crabs and the left une force tranquille.