Sunday, May 06, 2007

(doesn't he already look like a character from SNL?)

France's president-elect Nicolas Sarkozy casts himself as a moderniser, championing a clean break with the country's traditional ruling elite.

In a hotly-contested presidential campaign he fought an intriguing contest with Socialist candidate Segolene Royal.

As a highly combative interior minister and UMP leader he has sharply divided opinion in France - not least by adopting a tough stance on immigration.

Great role model there Nick.

One of his main political influences is not French but British, according to his other biographer, Nicolas Domenach.

"He admires Tony Blair hugely - for many reasons," he says.

"Tony Blair was able to seduce the media, in the way Sarkozy does. And Sarkozy looks at how Tony Blair was able to sell his political ideology."


At 5:07 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Just what we need, another asswipe.

At 5:36 PM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

Poor France. Now they get to take a turn with right wing nut job.

At 6:01 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Le wow. Pauvre France. Quel dommage.

At 8:24 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

I've been reading the French blogs all day. The divide is amazing. There are some who are jumping for joy and others who want to go hang themselves.

To be honest, I don't think Sarkozy is going to get away with nearly as much as Bush has. One move too far and he'll be dealing with a huge uprising that will make the last riots look like child's play.

He will definitely be a target of cartoonists and comedians everywhere. How long before we see him depicted looking like Napolean with his hand tucked in his jacket?


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