Friday, May 04, 2007

France's Royal warns of violence if Sarkozy elected.

And just who will be committing the violence, Mme. Royal? Could it be .... Muslims?

From the National Post:
Socialist opponent Segolene Royal said on Friday that France risks violence and brutality if her opponent right-winger Nicolas Sarkozy wins Sunday's presidential election. On the last day of official campaigning, opinion polls showed Sarkozy enjoyed a commanding lead over Royal, who accused the former interior minister of lying and polarizing France.

French Socialist Party presidential candidate Segolene Royal delivers a speech during a political rally as she campaigns in Lorient May 4, 2007. "Choosing Nicolas Sarkozy would be a dangerous choice," Royal told RTL radio.

"It is my responsibility today to alert people to the risk of (his) candidature with regards to the violence and brutality that would be unleashed in the country (if he won)," she said. Pressed on whether there would be actual violence, Royal said: "I think so, I think so," referring specifically to France's volatile suburbs hit by widespread rioting in 2005.

Sarkozy's reply:
A relaxed Sarkozy laughed off her comments. "She's not in a good mood this morning. It must be the opinion polls," he told Europe 1 radio. "She's finishing in violence, in a certain state of feverishness," he told reporters during a trip to the Alps. "When I hear her remarks, I wonder why a woman of her qualities carries such violent feelings. It adds nothing to the debate."

Translation: pwned.