Good Old Boy #14
The Parti Socialiste in France is the only political party that I am aware of which is openly run as a GoodOldBoy-ocracy, where all power rests in the hands of a few Good Old Boys who take it in turns to have a go at being Prime Minister and run unsuccessfully for the Presidency and where the main arguments against Sego Royal being the party’s candidate for President are that she is too much of a Blairite and that it is a ridiculous idea to have a woman as the candidate because who would look after her children.
Many thanks to the Virtual Stoa for passing on Laurent Fabius’ rallying cry to a public meeting a few days ago in his bid to secure the nomination:
“In a few months we will have a new President of the Republic. There is a one in two chance it will be a Socialist. And an important chance that it will be me.”