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I hesitate to say this, but a neo-con at the helm in France would spell the destruction of the EU as we know it. Of course, things could get gummed up in France domestically, but I doubt the PS would manage to turn around and win the paramentary elections, so any opposition to Sarko would have to be at the civic level.

Sarko would guarantee the first half of "things need to get worse before they can get better".

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

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Feb 5th, 2007 at 02:12:42 PM EST
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I think another approach to this question would be... how different would he be from (i.e. how much worse than) Chirac?
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Mon Feb 5th, 2007 at 02:24:05 PM EST
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It seems that afew just answered my question below...
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Mon Feb 5th, 2007 at 02:25:39 PM EST
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Sorry Migeru. I meant to rate your comment a 4, not a 2.
I corrected it.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Mon Feb 5th, 2007 at 04:27:10 PM EST
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worth listening to on this issue, but I learned in 2000 not to underestimate the destructive possibilities of a right-wing political leader.  Although they may look to be ineffectual, circumstances may give them a stronger hand to play than their abilities would allow them to acquire naturally.  Don't take chances, we look to Europe for inspiration.

"I said, 'Wait a minute, Chester, You know I'm a peaceful man...'" Robbie Robertson
by NearlyNormal on Mon Feb 5th, 2007 at 04:59:09 PM EST
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