The Sarkozy-Merkel soap opera

Do Sarkozy and Merkel think it enhances their stature and helps their public image constantly to be having these partly anxious, partly intimate, partly hostile tête-à-têtes before the camera? These queasily uncomfortable photographs remind us that there’s a reason why, at least prior to the euro crisis, political leaders have always conducted their negotiations away from the public eye.

“Nicholas, I respect you, really I do, but I cannot allow the
European Central Bank to buy more bonds at this time.”

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 29, 2011 10:10 AM | Send

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