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the fact that current Minister for the Economy, and sarkophile,  Thierry Breton flatly stated that Sarkozy's promise to lower taxes could not be acted upon before 2010. That was somehow not seen as a couac, as commentary focused on his critique of Royal's programme cost.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Feb 18th, 2007 at 05:33:27 AM EST
Right, I forgot that one. And Sarko's chief spokesperson, François Fillon, saying the 4-points-of-GDP promise was to be understood as spread over two five-year mandates, thus pre-empting on the election to follow...

As you say, the media don't count any of this as the least false note in Sarko's campaign. There are no false notes in Sarko's campaign.

This morning on France Inter, journalists Roland Mihail and Pierre Weil mocked François Hollande when he called for Socialists to unite in support of SR: Is that a cry of "Help!"?

I'm not a betting man, and I have no idea of what may happen. But I have the feeling that Sarko is a bit too close to overweening pride at the moment, and that this one-way media narrative will end up by being too obvious. Turning-point soon?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Feb 18th, 2007 at 06:04:30 AM EST
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Well, it'll be those public radio journalists turn to cry for help when Sarko is prez. I'll just laugh, "too late, guys, you asked for it !".
by balbuz on Sun Feb 18th, 2007 at 08:00:35 AM EST
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