Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Bockel is probably a different case - he is mostly consistent with himself, and he has always been a centrist (or rightist) member of the PS, with a strong law and order streak. So he may feel that he will be able to implement his ideas (some of which he has implemented in his city of Mulhouse).

As you say, the others are just shamless turncoats or hopelessly naive. The worst is Kouchner, who is explicitly guarded by Levitte and has been stripped of many of theu sual administrative powers of the minister (for instance, Hortefeux has taken over visas and asilum policies).

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Jun 19th, 2007 at 04:04:38 PM EST
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