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  •  Fillon is a rightist (1+ / 0-)
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    Jay C

    And I can see him sometimes indulging the rabidly anti-Muslim anti-immigrant part of the base but he very very clearly would not make it a focus of his campaigns or his governing and would not add that same kind of language which only serves to heighten the already high tensions within French society. He infamously strongly pushed back behind-the-scenes against Sarkozy's xenophobic populist "Grenoble" speech in 2010. His instincts are very much old-French-Right on this whereas Sarkozy and Copé are very uninhibited about those.

    •  I hope his instincts are really old-French-Right (0+ / 0-)

      even though I highly doubt it. Thanks

      "Aux ames bien nees, la valeur n'attend point le nombre des annees" Pierre Corneille.

      by Patate on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 06:33:57 PM PST

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