Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ozon Out

Laurent Ozon, who joined the bureau politique of the FN in January and was supposed to be contributing to the party's de-demonization, has resigned, possibly in the wake of tensions stemming from his having blamed the Norwegian massacre on "too much immigration." This is the same "deviation" from the party line of which Le Pen père is guilty--but he remains as honorary president of his daughter's inheritance.

Royal Plays the Experience Card

She has the "experience" to defeat Nicolas Sarkozy, she says, having lost to him before. It's a weak hand she's playing, and this is no doubt her best, perhaps only, card. But it doesn't seem to be working.