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I don't think she does believe that. Indeed, she's been criticised from the left for looking after her image more than her programme.

Over the first months, she was opposing a stern-maternal (some might say school-ma'amish) image to Sarko's tough cop one. With considerable success. But he has now redefined his image as softer, more supposedly "leftie". It's up to Royal to find the response to that, no doubt by bouncing off next weekend's agenda (programme announce, etc). I think it does matter that her programme, after a long period of "listening" to the French in meetings all round the country, should measure up and feel like the product of real listening. Her image will partly be defined by that.

There'll no doubt be more movement. It'll be a running fight.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Feb 5th, 2007 at 05:06:53 PM EST
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