When a Socialist Turns Far to the Right.
Georges Freche, a socialist from the southern Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, was quoted by Midi Libre newspaper as saying he was ashamed that up to nine of 11 starters on the French team are black.
"It would be normal if there were three or four, that would be a reflection of society," Freche was quoted as saying. "But if there are so many, it's because whites are no good. I'm ashamed for this country. Soon there will be 11 blacks." (IHT)
The worst part is that he's done it before. So what are the socialists waiting for kicking his ass out? Certainly, now they have no choice.
The Socialist mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoe, demanded Freche be expelled from the party, saying that he'd apparently been converted "to the ideology and rhetoric of the extreme right."
One funny thing:
Laurent Blondiau, a spokesman for Freche, said the politician did not deny making the comments, but added that Freche did not stand by the views he'd expressed.
Mmm... how do you "not stand by the views you'd expressed" Gotta be schozophrenic.