Monday, April 2, 2007

Flip-Floppers dominate election

If the candidates of this year's election are defined by any one criteria, it is a willingness to adjust political views to political circumstances. And as the following snippets from a satirical article show, it ranges from frustrating to ridiculous.

Laurant Cestpourlavie is hoping for gay marriage to be legalised and is having similiar problems with the socialist candidate. "Segolene Royal is known to be Catholic and spoke openly against gay marriage, but now she's in favour, so I'm kind of torn between voting for Sarkozy - who is against gay marriage but in favour of improved civil partnerships - and at least isn't Catholic, or Segolene Royal who says she is in favour of gay marriage today, but might not be next week, if she chats to the pope for instance....

Finally Stephane Argentquicompte always votes for the right, but even he is hesitating this time. "I'm not sure whether to vote for Francois Barou or Nicolas Sarkozy," he told BIGfib. "I always vote for the mainstream rightwing party, but with Nicolas Sarkozy pretending to be a fascist and Francois Bayrou claiming to be right wing Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and a Socialist on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at weekends, it's very hard to decide. I think what I will do is wait see what day the election falls. If it's on a weekday then, probability is that Bayrou will get my vote."

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