Every time she does or says anything, it lends itself to subject matter for a post!
Thanks to the internet, I played a long interview she had given over the weekend on french television, as background accompaniment to some work I was doing; a few times I had to ask myself, "did I just hear what I thought I heard..?" At the time I simply assumed I was mistaken and continued on with the task at hand.
Come to find out this morning, through this isolated clip, that she did indeed offer the following, startling, statistic on violence against women in France. (ht: Ségogole: Le blog de Ségolène Royal, a french satirical goldmine of info on the preposterous candidacy of France's favorite socialist)
"In France, the media hides the truth from us. This awful truth: in a nation such as France, one woman out of three is killed due to beatings from her spouse."
Hiding the extent of the barbaric urban unrest must have been difficult enough, but kudos to the aplomb of the french media for seemingly pulling off an even more large-scale conspiracy, if they can successfully conceal the murders of so many millions of women from their fellow citizens!
I haven't seen any corrections or clarifications being offered from the socialist party on this statement, and not much reference to it from any quarter, as yet. What does that say about the standards that the french electorate expects from their presidential candidates?
May we suppose the battered voters of France have grown so accustomed to their media and political elite's illusory treatment of daily life, for so long, that they can watch bold statements such as these, and resign themselves with a gallic shrug, that for all they know it may actually be true...