What with Nicolas Sarkozy further undermining the unity of the socialist party (by reaching out to PS honchos Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Laurent Fabius to head the IMF), the French political arena is starting to look more and more like the final settling of scores in the Godfather…
Thomas Lifson (merci à Penny) puts it best:
Remember how many media libs swooned over former French prime minister Daniel de Villepin? He published poetry! He wrote a book about Napoleon! He dressed in fancy suits and was oh, so sophisticated. Not like you-know-who, the [cowboy] who makes self-styled sophisticated Americans cringe in embarrassment.
Many conservatives heartily despised de Villepin and his boss President Chirac, recognizing them as hypocritical libs, and smarting over French betrayal in the UN Security Council. Evidence is now accumulating that conservatives were right all along.