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The perils of letting politicians design their own websites

'Design' in a loose sense, but our old friend Ségolène Royal has admited that she chose the photo used for the relaunch of Desirsdavenir.com.   Because she liked it, that's all. :

Erm, see what I mean?  Anyway, Sego has prompted much mirth Trans-Manche with that toe-curler, and DDA now looks like this, or would do but for the fact it has fallen over.  Again:

Better, if still pretty nasty.

Anyway, those lovely people at Le Parisien have links to all of the best mockeries of the original.

Desirsdendives seems intent on keeping up with the weekly changes, and is making good use of endives.

Meme-desirsdavenir.com has a selection of parodies, with these my favourites:

There's a nifty DDA generator here, which I would screenshot, but I have failed to get it to accept a photo upload of yours truly, so it lacks a certain je ne sais quoi.

Sego has a track record of making odd pronouncements, so the David Ic*e look to her website does not surprise me unduly.

An extract from something I blogged a while back:
Le Figaro thinks she is being ironic in commenting "Reading these works I had the impression that if I was Joan of Arc, I would already have been burnt at the stake".

I am not sure she does irony, and there is context which strengthens my stance:

"[Father] Forgive them, for they know not what they do".(And Le Figaro makes the point that she is quoting scripture. I am not gilding the lily. C) "I forgive those who attack me as I think they do me less evil than they do to the Socialist Party, or to the Left".

However, here comes the ne plus ultra:

"Unfortunately I also believe that there was - and perhaps it was sub-conscious - in all of these attacks sexism, and to see it so strongly, and even I am surprised by it, I think it is connected with racism".

Royal may well have been born in Dakar, but it was in a Senegal under French rule and no-one could mistake her for being anything other than French to a degree that the Front National would approve of.

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Blogger James Higham said... 3:25 pm

Seriously though - it does go to show how important a decision like that can be to make one look a twat or the best thing since sliced bread.

Just a bit of work on her site and she could look good, as you showed.  

Blogger Tiresias said... 4:18 pm

Ah, oui. La belle Ségolène. Elle était plus stupide qu'un plat de Poulet 'Couronnement', hein?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 4:31 pm

Hélas oui. Peut-être bien plus stupide qu'un sac des roches  

Blogger JuliaM said... 4:35 pm

Good grief, it's like those paintings of Obama that were all the rage back before people wised up...  

Blogger Croydonian said... 4:56 pm

Julia - I'd forgotten quite how horrible those Obama paintings were. Someone pass the brain bleach....  

Blogger Nick Drew said... 8:29 am

what an hilarious phenomenon, love all the jolis montages - it seems to be an entire industry!

(and a Sarkozy one too, it seems)

do they have Downfall industry too?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 8:34 am

Nick - I think I'll go for a look....  

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