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Some say he's a neocon and see him as part of a vast conspiracy. I don't think that's the case, but I'd certainly expect a more Atlanticist stance from France with Sarko president.

The European People's Party is a vast neocon conspiracy. But maybe this is just DoDo and I being paranoid and you and Jerome are right to be unfazed.

"It's the statue, man, The Statue."

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Feb 5th, 2007 at 02:34:57 PM EST
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I don't know about unfazed. You're right (I didn't handle this aspect in my response to LEP below) that a Sarko presidency in France would have an extremely negative effect on the EU. And that, working with others (who may or may not get elected in other countries), he might be the straw that broke the EU camel's back.

But I do also think he's a big-hat man. Trouble is the EU is where he could probably do the most harm fastest, because, let's face it, there are so many others who are waiting for it.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Feb 5th, 2007 at 02:44:23 PM EST
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I had lunch with someone who got to brief him on foreign policy issues. It struck that person how utterly uninterested in European issues Sarkozy was. Big league utterly. That person said it was scary for a future president, and basically enough to disqualify him.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Mon Feb 5th, 2007 at 02:58:43 PM EST
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That doesn't surprise me. We must dig further into this.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Feb 5th, 2007 at 04:35:45 PM EST
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