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Thanks for the more substantial response.

I understand your feelings about the Rainbow Warrior, it's clearly not the best thing in recent French history, but i think the link between Ségolène Royal and that act is a lot more tenuous, if at all existant (as explained by afew above) than you make it to be.

While I'm with you on Sarkozy, who is a truly dangerous man, your comparison of Royal to, effectively, Le Pen (or possibly Chirac) is really not appropriate. There's been a lot of whining about Royal's lack of substance, but she's been holding her own in the recent campaign, and a lot of that had to do with the slime other Socialist "elephants" tried to use to discredit her. In any case, she'll have several excellent choices for Prime Minister amongst the Socialists, something which would not be true for Sarkozy.

As to her environmentalism - at least she did something then, at a time when nobody cared much about that in France, and she is talking aobut it now. We'll see if it's enough, but she seems to take the topic seriously. I don't understand AT ALL your comment about the Greens' antisemitism. I've never heard of that accusation before.

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

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat Nov 18th, 2006 at 03:38:24 PM EST
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