Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Ah, what bliss it has been these past weeks with nary a mention of the name "Sarkozy" in public hearing. The old president seemed to have just faded away, along with many of his works (Hollande is said to be considering a discontinuation of the tax exemption on overtime and restoring the ISF to its former levels). But now a struggle has erupted in Hauts-de-Seine which bears on the future of young Jean Sarkozy and therefore, inevitably, on the role his father played in advancing his career. The Sarkozys, père et fils, do not get on with Patrick Devedjian, who heads the conseil général and stands in young Jean's way. It would take Shakespeare to do justice to this battle among monstrous villains, but unfortunately we have only Marie-Célie Guillaume.