lundi 16 février 2009

The French President and Quebec

The boiling President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, is not a relaxing man! He never hesitates to invite protesters a little too garish (scum) to take the streets and have a physical fight! He even made his name when he convinced the kidnappers to release the children in a school in France. After that event, he was considered a brave man who is not afraid to take risks. It does not avoid to show his displeasure against journalists when he found them a little insulting and the interview with 60 Minutes (CBS) is the best example! (See You Tube video interview below) It is therefore not surprising that he sided with his friend Paul Desmarais in the Quebec sovereignty debate. Sarko may be living in France but his best friend is Quebecers. In a sense, his position is very commendable because it demonstrates that this man is faithful to his friends. The opposite would be demoralizing! Of course for Quebec nationalists, this position is a kind of provocation, insulting, but basically, these are just opinions of a president elected for a few years. No laws have been passed and no regulatory action was taken against Quebec. Since we have a Liberal government in Quebec, for the next 4 years, the PQ leader Pauline Marois can rest easy and especially to prepare herself for the future. If she was Prime Minister and that a referendum had been won, the situation would be different and Sarko would probably have thought longer before speaking. But he knew that for the moment, he did not have to take any decision. In fact, this statement from Sarko is very good for the PQ because it revives sovereignists troops. One could say that Sarko acted in "provocation", but hey, he likes to provoke. It's his style and we must accept it as it is! Nicolas Sarkozy shows his positions. Worse is the politician who says something and does the opposite. At least we know where Nicolas Sarkozy stands in his thinking. And let us not forget that Sarko is the head of the French. Let them manage their own family squabbles and focus on our own. Each garden and enjoy the spring approche.
Viva family and friends!
Bernard Bujold

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