mercredi 15 septembre 2010

Jour 1223

En cours

The Independent, 15 septembre 2010 :

"In 2007, Mr Sarkozy promised France a different kind of politics and a different kind of presidency. The old Mitterrand and Chirac act of being in office but remote from power and reality would no longer wash, he said. He would be more transparent, more accountable and more directly responsive to real people and real problems.

Three years on, President Sarkozy's fitful efforts at reform have been submerged – or discredited – in the minds of many French people by a catalogue of erratic self-indulgence. From his efforts to promote his 23-year-old son to a senior political position to his abrupt attempts since July to link "crime" and "foreigners", the President's actions have veered from the crassly vain to the crudely populist."