I’m not sure that tomorrow is Blair’s birthday. Given the fact that he looked pretty much as he does now the first time I saw him (a few days before Valentine’s day) I’m not sure that the biological facts fit the date. But so what? No one seems to pay much attention to facts biological or other, these days.
Valérie Pécresse is still trying to tread water and Darcos claims he can recruit teachers without any help from the university professors who don’t like his reforms. On the radio this morning the debate between Laurent Jaufrin (?) and Sylvie Pierre-Brosselette concerned the conflict surrounding the universities. I was on cloud 9. There’s nothing like being in the middle of the fray. The only thing we don’t know is whether the Université des Antilles in Martinique has transmitted the maquettes for the new Master’s degrees. I’m not sure I’ve seen them mentioned in any list. (This is really an inside joke that you can’t understand if you’re not listening to French news every day.) But in Guadeloupe and Martinique there are serious social conflicts involving the cost of living, but obviously reflecting an old resentment dating from the colonial period.
I wonder if my husband is still stuck in a tunnel. He got up early this morning to take a high-speed (?) train for Paris. At 8h30 he called to say he was stuck in a tunnel somewhere near Reims.
Well, keep tuned to find out whether Valérie Pécresse will really receive a bouquet of roses from Sarkozy with a note wishing her good luck in her next job.