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Oh, I have no doubt that Sarko regards it as an election gimmick. But that says more about Sarko's understanding of economics and/or views of the constitution of the Fifth Republic than it does about the importance of killing that amendment.

Sadly, demented goldbuggery does not become harmless just because its proponents do not take it seriously (if they even understand it, which in Sarko's case is somewhat doubtful).

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Nov 23rd, 2011 at 04:04:46 PM EST
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Let me see if I can learn the correct approach. Journalists consider it a gimmick, the opposition calls it a gimmick, Sarko himself may consider it a gimmick, but yet it is not a gimmick because if passed it locks the French government into a strict financial discipline that can only be relaxed whenever it is not wanted.  Outstanding!
by rootless2 on Thu Nov 24th, 2011 at 08:53:05 AM EST
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I don't think you can learn anything.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Nov 24th, 2011 at 08:57:04 AM EST
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