Gaulism. RIP

6 May

Le Monde: Nicolas Sarkozy is elected president of France with a significant majority. You always get the government you deserve.

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16 Responses to “Gaulism. RIP”

  1. redflag85@hotmail.com May 7, 2007 at 1:27 am #

    I’m taking bets on the timing of the first riot, if you’re interested…

  2. redflag85@hotmail.com May 7, 2007 at 1:27 am #

    I’m taking bets on the timing of the first riot, if you’re interested…

  3. aaronsheath@gmail.com May 7, 2007 at 7:50 am #

    Yup.The trick is to watch the weather forecast. Once it hits the 30s, those banlieues will start to kick off…

  4. aaronsheath@gmail.com May 7, 2007 at 7:50 am #

    Yup.The trick is to watch the weather forecast. Once it hits the 30s, those banlieues will start to kick off…

  5. pepeperez67@hotmail.com May 7, 2007 at 12:13 pm #

    57% vs 43% isn’t very significant. The problem is that the Socialists re divided in Fance and apparently many have voted Sarcozy and others not voted altogether.And the outcome reflects a deep division among the French, although the participation (85%) seems to be the great news.

  6. pepeperez67@hotmail.com May 7, 2007 at 12:13 pm #

    57% vs 43% isn’t very significant. The problem is that the Socialists re divided in Fance and apparently many have voted Sarcozy and others not voted altogether.And the outcome reflects a deep division among the French, although the participation (85%) seems to be the great news.

  7. pepeperez67@hotmail.com May 7, 2007 at 12:14 pm #

    I just noticed comment moderation is activated and had thought I hadn’t sent the first post. Please delete either.Thank you.

  8. pepeperez67@hotmail.com May 7, 2007 at 12:14 pm #

    I just noticed comment moderation is activated and had thought I hadn’t sent the first post. Please delete either.Thank you.

  9. aaronsheath@gmail.com May 7, 2007 at 12:44 pm #

    Hi Jose,They were sent to the SPAM bin. Maybe it was the repeated use of “%” or some other keyword.It’s getting very annoying now. Getting about a thousand a day. I’m thinking about some sort of solution, maybe involving registering or an intelligence test (i.e. type a word into a box)

  10. aaronsheath@gmail.com May 7, 2007 at 12:44 pm #

    Hi Jose,They were sent to the SPAM bin. Maybe it was the repeated use of “%” or some other keyword.It’s getting very annoying now. Getting about a thousand a day. I’m thinking about some sort of solution, maybe involving registering or an intelligence test (i.e. type a word into a box)

  11. pepeperez67@hotmail.com May 7, 2007 at 6:33 pm #

    I notice I made another mistake because in fact it was 53% vs 47%, six percentage points, which in 85% of participation doesn’t seem to be an important difference.

  12. pepeperez67@hotmail.com May 7, 2007 at 6:33 pm #

    I notice I made another mistake because in fact it was 53% vs 47%, six percentage points, which in 85% of participation doesn’t seem to be an important difference.

  13. mrzhisou@gmail.com May 8, 2007 at 11:11 am #

    Ah, the first riot is already underway, you can set your watch by these French fellows.Sarkozy´s got his work cut out, Chirac backed off every time the trouble lasted longer than a week, let´s see what the new boy can do.

  14. mrzhisou@gmail.com May 8, 2007 at 11:11 am #

    Ah, the first riot is already underway, you can set your watch by these French fellows.Sarkozy´s got his work cut out, Chirac backed off every time the trouble lasted longer than a week, let´s see what the new boy can do.

  15. pepeperez67@hotmail.com May 8, 2007 at 11:15 am #

    Yes, MrZhisou, let’s see. I anticipate there’ll be interesting developments in France and Europe with Sarkozy, only France will be very busy trying to placate its nationals…and immigrants.

  16. pepeperez67@hotmail.com May 8, 2007 at 11:15 am #

    Yes, MrZhisou, let’s see. I anticipate there’ll be interesting developments in France and Europe with Sarkozy, only France will be very busy trying to placate its nationals…and immigrants.

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