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I think that 75%"magnanimous compromise" mixed with the remainder of "boyish self deprecation" would be a smart tactical cocktail for Sarko- it would undermine the coming strikes. "Well, he compromised when the transport workers gave in---".
I think the press will tell us about it endlessly if he does offer real compromise- Sarko's image problem seems to be that he is emerging as the hyperkinetic snarling  egoist- almost the white nose effect, -rather like Uribe in Colombia- and that will need repairs.

"Come on, Nicholas- blow your nose before you go out there, and for God's sake stop biting reporters!"

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by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Sat Nov 24th, 2007 at 01:35:43 PM EST
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