Presidential campaign: Squabble

A total of 10 birds have been confirmed as candidates in the French presidential election on 22 April

By Annie Shepherd for The Parisian Post.

Week ending 18 March 2012. UMP leader Jean-Francois Copé argues policies with Francois Hollande in a TV showdown; Marine Le Pen gets her 500 votes and qualifies for the presidential race; the Algerian War is remembered 50 years on, and tragic bus accident in Switzerland kills 22 Belgian children.
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Blackbird Hollande perched on his branch

beak in the air singing his song

while Sarko Crow’s darling, the Copé starling

pokes holes in his feathers all night long,

“No nuclear you say? That means no jobs!”

Blackbird changes his tune, jumps from his branch

“Yes, nuclear, I mean” and takes a small hop

unsure footing to another branch,

“Get off our nest, cuckoo,” starling cackles

while gannet Marine dives in on the scene

her five hundred votes tucked under her wing,

no need for a branch, she’s going fishing

for votes in Corsica, encroaching.

Then remember our neighbours:

Algeria, 50 years on

and Belgium, all those children gone.

copyright © 2012 Annie Shepherd all rights reserved

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>> Read Presidential campaign part 1 « Pecking Order »
>> Read Presidential campaign part 2 « On The Farm »
>> Read Presidential campaign part 3 « Run to Save your Bacon »
>> Read Presidential campaign part 4 « Stage Set »
>> Read Presidential campaign part 5 « Squabble »
>> Read Presidential campaign part 6 « tragedy »
>> Read Presidential campaign part 7 « slanging match »
>> Read Presidential campaign part 8 « Easter »
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