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To land a second term, Team Sarko will really have to shake it (…And if Carla can’t, nobody can.)
via: Reuters Daily Edit
(photo: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters caption: France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) and First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (C) greet supporters at his first major re-election campaign rally in Marseille, southern France, February 19, 2012.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:It’s the picture, and backstory, we’re seeing next-to-none of in the States. On the one hand, Europe to be commended for standing up to Gaddafi at expense of opening up immigrant floodgates. On other hand, how much did Sarkozy’s need to look like a hero in taking on Gaddafi (with his fortunes flagging and elections coming up) set up possible Euro anti-immigrant backlash for years to come?
(photo: Filippo Monteforte/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images caption: A boat carrying Tunisian migrants arriving at a port on Lampedusa, an Italian island, on Tuesday. Since January, 23,000 migrants have landed in Italy.)