Monday, March 15, 2010

And about the PS ...

About that triumph for the PS yesterday: Aubry might be in the catbird seat, but she has two hungry cats grinning at her. Georges Frêche won handily in Languedoc-Roussillon, despite being expelled from the party (so I guess Socialist voters don't care about having a former prime minister with une tronche peu catholique--a lot of them don't trust Fabius for reasons having nothing to do with his religious origins). And Ségo won even more handily in Poitou-Charentes. So nobody is about to roll over and hand the nomination to Aubry. François Hollande was sounding pretty much like a candidate on TV last night, and I wouldn't count out his strategic sense of how to put together a majority now that he's out for himself and no longer trying to herd cats, including the two mentioned above. His langue de bois was at least a little less wooden than Xavier Bertrand's, which was positively petrified (in both the literal and figurative senses).

1 comment:

MYOS said...

A (PCF, working-class) friend of mine told me on the phone: In Poitou Charentes they let the working class candidate speak even if you can tell he didn't go to fancy colleges, in Paris they pretend the mike doesn't work in case the assumed-uneducated man of color does not know how to behave.
That's what he remembers from the election special. He did not vote.

This article, reflecting what my friend heard of, did shock me:
http://www.lemonde.fr/elections-regionales/article/2010/03/15/ali-soumare-prive-de-micros_1319217_1293905.html