French Socialist candidate Francois Hollande apparently is noted for his sense of humour as explained in this BBC story.
To let loose a sense of humour can be a double edged sword in poltics. The agonising over whether to let loose Hollandes sense of mirth or not reminds me of the giant of Democratic politics Mo Udall.
|Morris (Mo ) Udall|
Udall was 6ft5in hight (when I said Giant I meant it literally) and was a liberal Democrat. He stood against Jimmy Carter in the 1976 Presidential elections and was deemed by one critic to be "to funny to be president"! Apparently he used this as his autobiography title.
His quotes are the stuff of legend they include...
"Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender, for tomorrow we may have to eat them."
"The ability to change one's views without losing one's seat is the mark of a great politician."
Time will tell if Monsieur Hollande is also too funny to be president.