Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I can see what you're trying to say wrt to the Rainbow Warrior, but i don't understand this:

With choices like this for their presidency, no wonder the situation in France is hopeless!!

Sarkozy vs Royal= Cardinal Richelieu vs Marie Antoinette

And Sarkozy.....--don't even get me started on this pseudo-populist ideologue. Talk about the "worst excesses of the French Revolution".

Would you substantiate all or any of this in any way? I have no idea what you mean.

As to this:

her contempt for the environment and related issues generally.

This is silly, absurd and unsubstantiated. She's been the major candidate that's talked the most about the environment and the need to start thinking about sustainability in our economy. It's not nearly enough, but by talking about "contempt" you show you're not serious.

As a general matter, the only chance greens have to influence policy in France is by allying with the socialist party - as happened in 1997-2002. Purists will always say that not enough was done, and that the greens in government betrayed their principles, but at least they gave it a try. Currently, the greens in France are so busy testing who's the "purest" green and calling one another traitors that they have become totally inaudible to everybody else.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat Nov 18th, 2006 at 09:11:06 AM EST

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