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To me, Obama is Sarko with added Empathy, and both remind me of Blair in that they all believe in nothing other than in gaining and retaining power and (in Sarko's case, Kudos).

I doubt whether any of them have ever had an original idea in their lives and all therefore go with the ideology foisted upon them by the Corporatocracy.

Except that if and when that ideology is generally perceived to have failed (which it is doing right now) both Obama and Sarko are capable of turning on a policy sixpence and doing something else.

It is the job of ET and others like us to get that "something else" out there.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Mon Jan 7th, 2008 at 07:58:22 AM EST
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I must be missing something in Sarko.  To me he is "that horrid little man" always popping up unwanted being terribly chummy with Merkel and others who really wonder what he's on.  He has about the charm of a smart teenager always claiming to be smarter than everybody else.

We are so used to people like Blair looking like intellectual giants compared to Bush.  Any of Obama, Clinton, Edwards and maybe even McCain would make Sarkozy seem like a very marginal figure in the grand scheme of things. Even Putin has more substance though I'm not sure I like the substance.

The American's sometimes complain that when the want to negotiate with "yurp" they don't know who to ring.  I hope it's not Sarkozy because he'd give away the Common Agricultural Policy just for an invitation for a State visit to Washington and a white tie dinner in the white house.  Thats why Cecilia had to go and a replacement had to be lined up.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jan 7th, 2008 at 12:58:42 PM EST
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here between Sarko-Bush-Obama et al is an ideological and concrete regression to the mean ;)

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Jan 7th, 2008 at 04:46:25 PM EST
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