Article copyDon Jacques Chirac has been honoring some Goodfellas and connected guys.
And one gal particularly.
No matter what happens, Jacques Chirac keeps giving out ribbons and medals. (...) He decorated two worthy persons from the Corrèze, as it should be (...)The Corrèze is where Mr. Chirac's family has its roots and it's also his political "fief".
Apart from that, a pretty pleasant region.
I mean, the same goes for Sicily, I guess.
More than everything, the president was decorating, that Monday, the former chief of his private secretariat at the Paris town hall and then at the Elysée palace, Marianne Hibon-Legendre. (...) The president lauded her numerous merits and notably her "great discretion".I see.
"You know how to listen and not talk" emphasized the president.
This vow of silence is called "Omerta" in Sicily. I don't know the word in the Corrèza Nostra though.
It's important to remember, as the article recalls, that Consigliere Marianne Hibon-Legendre was summoned by the police when it was putting some heat on the The Honored Society's affairs at the Paris town hall - some time before Don Jacques got commissioned to his current Capo di tuti capi rank with a 25% majority - but didn't refer and answered the questions by mail.
Heh. Wiseguys aren't pigeons for Uncle Sugar you know.
Apart from that, Yves Parlier received the Legion of Honor for breaking his boat, fixing it while eating seaweed and fish and basically, for not being dead.
Possibly the best France can do when it comes to heroism.