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On the other hand, if she wins, it will be because of the new program, so she could interpret that as stridently left-wing equals popular. But then again, she could pull a Clinton and decide that any win must be due to the few conservative planks, like the one about the reform schools.
The expression "all hat, no cattle" (or horse) is a cowboy or rancher metaphor that can be applied to anyone, male or female. Your substitution of "skirt" implies that Royal's only argument lies in exploiting her femininity (charm, good looks, etc).
If that's what you mean, then you should argue it properly. Or stop making allusions of this kind.
Yes you can say that that looks and posturing are not enough to make a good president.
It has nothing to do with slurs on women.
It's just casual sexism.
Also, you have no idea what Sarkozy does behind closed doors. I don't judge, though.
"The basis of optimism is sheer terror"
- Oscar Wilde
Also, you have no idea what Sarkozy does behind closed doors. I don't judge, though
Your reflections apply to any candidate. Why only apply them to Clinton and Royal?
She also criticized some side effects of the 35-hour working week that Lionel Jospin wrote into law when he was Prime Minister
[me not wikipedia]: Those side-effects were mainly, she said, that women in some jobs had been forced to work hours that were difficult for them in view of family commitments.
(It's not often noted that the 35-hour laws included negotiations between labour and management on flexibilisation of working hours within the week and within the year - to the considerable benefit of businesses).
I'm just a bit tired of hearing this "Royal is charisma, charm, a pretty face, and then nothing behind the mask" that is after all the right's main narrative thrust in this election.
I don't think Clinton was just a pretty face either...
What are you really getting at?
Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
Only somebody from the United States could find SR's programme "stridently left-wing"
I guess anything including the words "social justice" or "equality" sounds "stridently left-wing" to you...
"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
Also, I can't think of a single country where the minimum wage is two thirds of GDP, which is what Royal is suggesting. I'm all for it, but let's call a spade a spade. That, and it's time someone finally told the Germans that it would be awfully nice if they didn't impose their dysfunctional monetary policy on the entire Eurozone.
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