Friday, March 16, 2007

Sarkozy gets support, corn dumped at headquarters

UMP candidate Nicolas Sarkozy has been blisteringly attacked over his idea to create a minister of immigration and national identity, but a new poll suggests that most of the French are on his side.

55% of those polled were favorable to the creation of the ministry, which breaks down to 30% completely in favor and 25% who like the idea and what it has stirred up. While the idea is generating strong support from the right, 73% of the socialists are against it, along with 40% of those who follow the center-right UDF of Francois Bayrou.

Yet if this was good news for Sarkozy, he got another unexpected gift today. Greenpeace dumped 8 tons of genetically modified corn in front of his Paris headquarters in order to protest the fact that he has not yet endorsed a moratorium on the planting of genetically modified crops. Although they can still access the building, the mailman explained that as far as the mail is concerned, "They will wait."

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