Friday, May 15, 2009

My Environment Minister can beat up your Environment minister

I had the opportunity the other day to attend a public debate on France's new ecology policy. Star of the show was Secretary of State for Ecology Chantal Jouanno, who, displayed a masterful command of her subject, a charming demeanour, and impeccable dress sense.

Had she lacked any of those things, it wouldn't have mattered: she is also the former 12-time national karate champion in her class, so it's not like anyone on stage with her was going to criticize her policies too much.

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