The crisis in French Polynesia continues. The pro-independence Oscar Temaru still sits in the gaudy presidential palace. A general strike is planned. Report here.
The French have pushed the Maohi around long enough, even while subsidizing them to an extent.
I still fantasize about the idea of a U.S. Naval Task Force showing up so the French have someone to surrender to, even if it's not practical or wise, really.
One thing I know. Flosse is Chirac's buddy, and they're both crooks.