FRANCE: Sacred Union Out

The sooty raven of hard luck creaked again, last week, at poor Edouard Herriot. His toboggan from power has been likened to that of David Lloyd George. Both men are time servers, gambling on the turn of the mob. The undoing of M. Herriot began when he dared to duel politically for the Prime Ministry of France (TIME, July 26, 1926), with wily Aristide Briand, who has held that office nine times. When Briand and the mob were done with Edouard Herriot he had been turned out of the Prime Ministry, after an incumbency of two days, and skinned...