They’re words that have to be read to be believed.
In a news article in the New York Times, the paper suggests that newly-elected Socialist President Francois Hollande and his economic polices are likely a “better fit” for the U.S. economic positions (i.e. the new president’s policies are more palatable to the Obama administration than outgoing President Sarkozy). It then goes on to lay out how the Socialist and Barack Obama are ideologically linked.
“With the victory of the Socialist candidate, François Hollande, in the French presidential election,” the article begins, “the White House has lost one of its closest allies on the Continent, but perhaps gained one with economic policy beliefs more closely aligned with its own.”
Then the article goes on to lay out its case: Hollande is against austerity, Obama is against austerity; Hollande believes in government spending its way out of recession, Obama believes in government spending its way out of recession.