Monday, February 13, 2017

Hors de l'Église, pas de salut ... mais dedans non plus

Agree with thine adversary quickly, whilst thou
art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary
deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver
thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

This is the passage (Matthew 5:25) that François Fillon had to listen to when he went to church in Réunion on Sunday. Why Réunion? Probably because it is as far away as possible from the pesky Parisian press. The priest was no kinder to Fillon in his sermon: "If we think we can escape responsibility for all that we have done because nobody saw us do it, we are mistaken."

No relief for the weary, and no salvation outside the Church ... or inside it, apparently. Meanwhile, Fillon's people are having trouble finding LR officials eager to have him campaign on their turf. He has become toxic.

Still, he's only 3 points behind Macron in the poll I posted yesterday, so anything is possible. It looked like curtains for the Donald after Pussygate, but the devil's henchmen seem to be unusually active this year, so I don't rule anything out.


bernard said...

For once, I'll defend Honest Fillon. That trip was likely organised quite a while ago. Second, the total electorate number of the DOM-Tom is quite significant (1 million?), so every candidate must go at least once and pay his/her dues to the specificities of the tropics...

Anonymous said...

The liturgical reading tends to e decided centrally, well in advance, and typically comes with suggestions for psalms and hymns.
It was bad luck but of course TV zeroed in on it. :)
Outside the LR faithful people can't get over the fact 1)he took one million public money 2) from a country whose deficit he claimed he wanted to fix.
His minions trying to defend him with 'it's not stealing, that money would have gone somewhere anyway'(a woman, an elected leader, I think France inter today) does him no favors with anyone, even on the right