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French Elections Sunday: What's Your Wish?

Apr 22nd, 2007, 03:16 AM
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Hi Neil,
If thats an invite mate I'm on my way !!

If its not then I will have to wait for 2 years as I will allow the present Mrs Muck to bring me back to Oz for our 25th if she is lucky.

By then the world will be hotter, totally carbonised by a huge footprint and everyone will be smiling. Cardiff City will be in the Premiership and I will have a 2nd home in France.
More wishes !

;-)



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Apr 22nd, 2007, 03:26 AM
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How do the London betting places rate the candidates?The usually give us a pretty good analysis.

Please stop the Geo-politics...the debate is getting reallly heavy.
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Apr 22nd, 2007, 04:20 AM
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>The prime function of conservative parties is to give to those who have, ...

And the prime function of the left is to take away from those who have?
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Apr 22nd, 2007, 06:58 AM
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Well, that's the problem with "geopolitics"-it always gets "heavy" because it involves people's lives on a personal level, whether they realize it or want to realize it, it does, and whoever gets elected in France will have to come out one way or another on the subject of Iran and it will be the most critical foreign policy decision for France, which has traditionally had a close relationship with the country.
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Apr 22nd, 2007, 07:04 AM
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Well vote totals will soon be coming in and i can't wait.
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Apr 22nd, 2007, 07:39 AM
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Are you confusing Iran with Saudi Arabia?


No, they both do. Iran also supports terrorists on a very large scale. You can see some of thier dirty work in Lebanon.

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Apr 22nd, 2007, 07:57 AM
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Well, at least everything is going well in Iraq.
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Apr 22nd, 2007, 08:03 AM
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>The prime function of conservative parties is to give to those who have, ...

"And the prime function of the left is to take away from those who have?"

Les Socialistes aiments les pauvres autant, qu'ils en fabriquent.
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Apr 22nd, 2007, 10:01 AM
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Here are the results
Sarko 29,6% / Ségo 25,1%
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Apr 22nd, 2007, 10:10 AM
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France better wake up soon or nobody will have much to give to anybody. All those angry arab youths will not just keep quiet and endure the pain.
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Apr 23rd, 2007, 06:53 AM
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I am ready to declare Sarkozy President of the Republic - seems he will get all of Le Pen's 11% and a few percent of other lunatic far right parties and should split Bayroud's vote.

The only thing is that the 'fear factor' of Sarkozy in many French voters and maybe Bayroud's vote will all go to Royale - reminescent of the election where Mitterand upset d'Estaing i think around 1982 in similar situation in the 2nd round.

Punditry: Sarkozy 49% Royale 43%
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Apr 23rd, 2007, 08:36 AM
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You don't know much about the Front National or French extremist parties. Half of Le Pen's electorate will refuse to vote in the next round, and about 30% of the remaining Le Pen voters will vote for Royal, just to spite Sarkozy and without giving a moment's thought to the consequences regarding their own beliefs.

In French politics, 1+1 does not equal 2.
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Apr 23rd, 2007, 09:38 AM
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PalenQ--do not understimate the power of the lunatic far left.
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Apr 23rd, 2007, 09:46 AM
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Hard to believe but i of course do from you two - and gives me hope that it is not all over but the shouting.

Something about Sarkozy besides politics that makes me not like the man - all politicians are ambitious but he has been so blatantly self-promoting so long in a Machiavellian way it seems that i find it hard for the French to stomach him as well.

But as W proves weird things happen in democracies.
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Apr 23rd, 2007, 11:10 AM
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It is probably not an accident that he looks a lot like Gollum from The Lord of the Rings. He was Chirac's "most loyal follower" for several years and then he suddenly stabbed Chirac in the back in 1995 by supporting Balladur for the presidency (because Balladur was much higher in the opinions polls than Chirac at the time), and then he spent the next 4 years crawling around behind Chirac muttering "my precious, my precious." His relationship with Chirac in recent years has been very much like Gollum and Frodo on the trail to Mount Doom -- each needed the other to survive, but no love was lost.
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Apr 23rd, 2007, 01:16 PM
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Am I the only one who thinks he looks like Starsky?
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Apr 23rd, 2007, 01:27 PM
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Whoever Sarkozy looks like, I think he comes across as charismatic and attractive. Not like Clinton who also had those characteristics, but harder-edged.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 10:51 AM
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Today's latest poll: Sarkozy 51, Royal 49.
The big debate will take place on May 2nd.
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