Article & Photo Source: France 24
French presidential candidates Marine Le Pen (right)
and Eva Joly (left)
Armed with an arsenal of barbs, low-blows and ripostes, the top two female candidates in the 2012 French presidential race have been waging a war of words in recent days, setting the stage for a perfect media storm.
Politically, Marine Le Pen, the 43-year-old leader of France’s far-right National Front, and Eva Joly, the 68-year-old Green Party candidate, stand on opposite sides of the ideological spectrum.
Personally, the two women have little in common. The youngest daughter of National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, the younger Le Pen was born in the upscale Parisian suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine and grew up in the French rightwing political establishment.
Sounds eerily familiar wouldn't you say?
Uh, and Marine, you might want to watch that finger, it's looking a little Jan Brewer like.
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