Friday, March 02, 2007

Sarkozy woes

In politics as in sport, it's all about peaking at the right time. Segolène Royal was struggling some weeks ago, publicly claiming not to know the number of nuclear submarines in the French fleet among many other foot-in-mouth moments. She has managed to overcome her gaffes with some relatively inspiring TV appearances and now that resurgence is to be combined with the travails of lickspittle pursuivant Nicolas Sarkozy, among which, instead of admitting he didn't know, he got the number of nuclear submarines in the French fleet wrong. Really, knowing that figure is a moot point, but somehow these things seem to matter when it comes to election time.
With the first round of the election next month, Sarkozy still holds sway in the polls, but the momentum is all with the Socialists.

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