Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Besancenot goes for broke

If the LCR goes for broke with its calls for street violence, it's because the Party is low on cash. Despite much French preSS blather about the LCR having a good showing at the polls during the first round of voting, the reality is quite different. With fewer than 5% of the vote, the LCR will not be refunded for its campaign costs. LCR coffers are near empty ahead of the legislative elections so the best strategy for Besancenot is a prolonged period of street violence that might wind up creating a few mishaps that can be translated into martyrs and free publicity for the cause. Expect the French preSS to be even more sympathetic to the victims of police violence now that Sarkozy is President-elect.

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