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He was a very popular minister of culture, thanks to his ability to get a bigger budget, and his knack for organising some pretty good events (think nuits de la musique and the like).

He was a baron in Mitterrand's court, and has been a has-been over the past 15 years, with little influence in the party other than his media relations.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri May 29th, 2009 at 09:37:41 AM EST
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I wondered, but I find he was also in the secrétariat national at the time he considered running for Presidency.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri May 29th, 2009 at 09:59:48 AM EST
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