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82 - a fine age for a new career

And who is the sprightly octogenarian who thinks he is just the man to be the first president of the EU? Say hello, again, to Valery Giscard (1). He has not been so vulgar as to explicitly throw his chapeau into the ring, but he has made sure that his interviewer at Belgian daily Le Soir knew just what he meant. And he draws a parallel that sucks the airs from the lungs:

"a man or woman of experience who would serve for just one 2 1/2 year term, who would set up the system, fix ( le mot juste, eh? C) the rules, set the atmosphere, much in the fashion of George Washington in his first term".

In the 26 years since he was defeated by the grotesque Mitterand, he does not seem to have done much beyond feeling pleased with himself and 'traveling the world giving speeches on European union'. Timothy 'where did my career go after 'Ordinary People'?' is married to his niece.


(1) I am not including his particule (d'estaing) as his grandfather bought the title in '22.

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Anonymous verity said... 10:53 pm

Anything or anyone who keeps Blair out is fine with me.  



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