Article copyLast May, on the night of the second turn of the presidential election that saw Nicolas "Energizer" Sarkozy crush François Hollande's hermaphrodite pet, I was watching the video feed of TF1's election night show with a friend. On the set, were a bunch of top ranking officials of all parties, many of them being the same shiny faces masking ugly souls inflicted upon us for the last, oh, 15 to 20 years.
At one point in the evening, my friend turned to me and said:
Do you realize that all these guys have been, at one point or another, involved, accused, indicted or convicted in some corruption affair?To which I answered "Yes. But you shouldn't cut on your Prozac without seeking medical advice, you sneaky antisocial anarchist you."
Then we watched how names like Juppe's (164th Prime Minister of France, convicted to 14 month of suspended prison sentence for fraud and embezzlement, unapologetic and patronizing asshole nevertheless) were already floating in the air for a job in Nicholas Sarkozy's new administration.
Without surprise, Juppe is now Sarkozy's Minister of "Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy — and Generally Speaking Throwing Money Through the Window on Horseshit Ideas for Feel good Concepts".
But as long as the French don't cut on their daily dose of Prozac, they'll be a-ok.