Monday, January 22, 2007

Royal Pain in the Ass

Vive Le Quebec Libre redux

PARIS — Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Quebec Premier Jean Charest have taken French presidential candidate Segolene Royal to task for saying she sympathizes with the idea of Quebec sovereignty.

The Socialist hopeful was asked about her thoughts on Quebec's national question after a short meeting with Parti Québécois Leader André Boisclair in Paris on Monday.

Ms. Royal, who has never visited Quebec, said the province and France have common values, including “sovereignty and Quebec's freedom.”


  • I guess Sarkozy would be okay then...

    Adieu, Mme Royal!

    By Blogger Josh Gould, at 9:25 p.m.  

  • After Potato Pete trying to interfere in the internal affairs of Palestine, I find it hypocritical that we should be offended by her comments...

    Now, a little while Harper stated that Quebec was a nation, so what's the big difference?

    By Blogger Cherniak_WTF, at 10:30 p.m.  

  • Sarkozy all the way. I hope he delivers her head on a platter.

    And I'd like United Canada Fries with that, please.

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 11:40 p.m.  

  • It's high time we pushed for an independent Corsica.

    By Blogger mezba, at 11:52 p.m.  

  • Why this obsession with a 5'5" son of a Hungarian aristocrat who has spewed some inciteful rhetoric against French immigrants?

    Admittedly, Sego's comments in China and now, with regards to Quebec, is amateurish and airy-fairy. However, she represents the best hope for the French socialists and the Left, which have been in a complete mess since they could not even made the second round of the Presidential elections five years ago.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:08 p.m.  

  • Mushroom, why do you focus on Sarkozy's height and non-French heritage (ironically emphasizing that he has immigrant roots - just like Michael Howard did)?

    Yeah Sarkozy is a controversial guy, but he is the only person willing to debate sacred cows of dirigisme, and ghettoization in the guise of multiculturalism.

    As for Royal... why does she spell her name the English way. Surely this is a more accurate spelling:

    By Blogger hosertohoosier, at 6:48 p.m.  

  • Because the "e" signifies agreement with a feminin noun...

    By Blogger Josh Gould, at 10:14 p.m.  

  • Indiana canuck,

    The emphasis on Sarko's height is based on what many believe are the Napoleonic characteristics of him. Of course, in French history, there was a difference between Napoleon in the last days of the French Revolution and Bonaparte the Emperor.

    Dirigisme. Good luck for Sarko in getting rid of it. Not with Chirac and De Villepin as backseat drivers causing trouble.

    Ghettoization in the guise of multiculturalism. Why don't you send an email to Jason Kenney, Indiana canuck? That is an excellent election issue for Harper to run on.

    What I am suggesting is that Nicolas Sarkozy is similar to many centre right politicians in the world. One that a 6'3" fat boy with a puffy round nose from Calgary tries to emanate. I will leave to the political pundits to determine how successful is Harper's pursuit of his centre right agenda.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:12 p.m.  

  • By Blogger raybanoutlet001, at 9:22 p.m.  

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