Monday, May 07, 2012
Oh Dear. How Sad. Never Mind. Sarkozy loses in France
So the neocons' favourite French President of all time has been booted out by the French people.
Oh Dear. How Sad. Never Mind.
As Ian Birrell writes in the Daily Mail:
So the French have got their wish: they have evicted the brash, egotistical and hyperactive President Bling-Bling from the Elysee Palace after just one term, along with his disliked Italian supermodel spouse.
Few will mourn the departure of a man who promised so much but delivered so little with his strutting cockiness and super-rich friends…………..
Then there were pictures of the president checking his Blackberry during an audience with the Pope, which infuriated Roman Catholics, or the notorious occasion he swore at someone who disagreed with him at an agricultural fair.
‘His behaviour is vulgar, I’m afraid,’ said former defence minister Alain Richard.
‘He has lost millions of older and conservative voters with his bad manners. They just do not think it is presidential behaviour.’
Not just good news in France, but in Greece too, with the strong performance of the socialist, anti-bailout party Syriza.
As David Lindsay writes:
What with that in Greece and this in France, a new age is beginning. The tragedy is that Britain, having signalled on Thursday her strong desire to participate in it, will not be able to do so until 2015....
It is already happening in America. But we can't have any of it for another three years, despite having a Prime Minister whose party got only 32 per cent of the vote.