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France’s Royal Threatens Violence If She Loses

From her approving fans at Reuters:

France’s Royal warns of violence if Sarkozy wins

Fri May 4, 2007

By Kerstin Gehmlich

PARIS (Reuters) – France risks violence and brutality if right-winger Nicolas Sarkozy wins Sunday’s presidential election, Socialist opponent Segolene Royal said on Friday.

On the last day of official campaigning, opinion polls showed Sarkozy enjoyed a commanding lead over Royal, who accused the former interior minister of lying and polarizing France.

“Choosing Nicolas Sarkozy would be a dangerous choice,” Royal told RTL radio.

“It is my responsibility today to alert people to the risk of (his) candidature with regards to the violence and brutality that would be unleashed in the country (if he won),” she said.

Pressed on whether there would be actual violence, Royal said: “I think so, I think so,” referring specifically to France’s volatile suburbs hit by widespread rioting in 2005…

If you will recall, Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards said pretty much the same thing about her husband:

Supporter: Kerry’s going to take PA.

Edwards: I know that.

Supporter: I’m just worried there’s going to be riots afterwards.

Edwards: Uh, well, not if we win. We’re going to [unintelligible] . . .

Apparently some socialists think they can only get elected by using threats of terrorism.

(Thanks to Notsoyoungjim for the correction.)

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