However, Joshua Keating at FP Passport is skeptical that Sarkozy is engaged in more than mere "window dressing." He cites French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner's comments that "There are a lot of good ideas that can't be put into practice," and replies: "Sounds like somebody got a talking to. This isn't the first time that Kouchner's idealism has taken a back seat to his boss's more pragmatic priorities."
Read more about France's possible Olympic boycott.
Oh, and one more thing: Finally, New York Gov. David Paterson, who fessed up to extramarital affairs on his first days in office, has now copped to doing blow in his youth.
Robbie Cooper, a conservative military vet from Austin at Urban Grounds, says: "If this guy came out next week and admitted to engaging in child sex trafficking in Thailand back when he was younger, I wouldn't bat an eye." And at Blackline, Nonso Christian Ugbode snarks: "It is understandable that the governor is laying all his cards on the table, however one does wonder how many cards he's got to go. I just wanted to save the governor some more time by coming forward myself before some reporter discovered our love. However I am ready with a nice tweed Chanel suit, just in case the governor needs me to stand by him at a press conference revealing our past times."
While liberal Jeralyn Merritt at TalkLeft calls the admission "refreshing" and says, "I'll take more like Paterson please."
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