Florence Woerth, l'épouse du ministre du Travail Eric Woerth, a candidaté en 2009 auprès des filiales françaises de deux banques suisses, au moment où son mari luttait contre l'évasion fiscale, a affirmé mercredi le journal Libération, ce que l'avocat de Florence Woerth dément.
Two somewhat cheeky comments: first, when did candidater enter the language? (recently, it seems); second, does this story remind anyone else of American gangster movies of a certain era? You know, the ones where a tough guy saunters into a business and tells the proprietor, "Nice bank you got here. It would be a shame if anything happened to it. Protection will cost you €10,000 a month."
Another curious aspect of this affair is the Woerths' apparently intense interest in horse racing. Mme Woerth's stable was yesterday's news. Today is M. Woerth's involvement in the sale of a racetrack in the forest of Compiègne. Strictly legal, to be sure.