Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Thick as Thieves

Ah, so they've reconciled, Le Figaro tells us. Jean-François Copé and Nicolas Sarkozy, that is. Why? They need each other? Maybe. The Villepin mess? Sarko doesn't want to be caught in an internal crossfire. Ambition recognizing ambition? The burqa affair? Whatever. For the nonce, they have decided to sing in the same key as they stare at themselves in the mirror every morning, dreaming of becoming president (even being president doesn't prevent dreams of becoming one, particularly as the role seems to become more difficult to inhabit every day).

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