Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Corinne Lepage has quit MoDem, citing "considerable ... dysfunctions" in the "internal democracy" of the movement. En clair: Bayrou is a tyrant. And nothing seems to be working for the party. This is a significant blow, possibly a coup de grâce.
choisircommuniquer." Yes, the rules of the game have changed since the glory days of PMF. You can find the ranking of French politicians as communicators here, in a report of a recent survey of journalists who cover them day in and day out. There are a few anomalies: Ségolène Royal makes both the top 5 and the bottom 5 (some like her, some detest her). Jean-François Copé gives a drubbing to Xavier Bertrand among contenders on the right, but I myself can't listen to either man for more than two minutes, and Copé makes my skin crawl with his unctuous insincerity and barely contained contempt.