Sarkozy Googles as Paris Riots

Ads on Google that direct Web surfers to a petition supporting hard-line Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy have ignited a political storm

The political fallout from the riots that have rocked France over the past two weeks has only just begun (see BW Online, 11/7/05, "The Economics Fueling the French Riots"). But the center-right party, headed by law-and-order presidential aspirant Nicolas Sarkozy, is already tapping into public concern -- and stirring controversy -- with an unprecedented high-tech ploy.

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