Archive for February 27th, 2009


La Presse Chrétienne “Une Nouveau Parti pour les Chrétien(ne)s” “Quand les mondes religieux et politiques se mêlent.” (3/2009)


Mistralle Aigline is a name that often brings up angry glances in the halls of the Parliaments of Alpes-Rocheuses and Nouvelle Cournouaille, yet when we knocked on the door to her home for an interview, she was not what we’d pictured. There must be some mistake my photographer and I think, exchanging glances. The woman who answers the door says she’s Mistralle Aigline, but this can’t be her. Mme Aigline, some say is among the 50 most powerful people in the northwest of Louisianne, and among the top 15 in the Alpes-Rocheuses. Yet she has never held political office, nor has she sought it.

She looks like the type of person that would lead the local Secours Catholique or Mormon Société de Secour. At 67 she’s a simple house mother in many ways, with a large garden and yard, with her house found in the outskirts of Zarahemla. Her home is simple, and often not room enough to contain her 12 children and 19 grand-children.

“Is this truly Mistralle Aigline?” I think, looking at my photographer.

This is a woman considered to be so fearful, so intimidating that when I contacted a former MP who covered Zarahemla’s region, they asked neither to be identified by gender nor name, for how “scary” Mme. Aigline and her supporters can be. She has at her call an army of women who can descend upon the Parliament building or the Prefect’s office, a woman who dares to express her sometimes vitriolic opinion of very socially sensitive issues.

As co-founder of the Droit et Droite party, and current vice-president, Mme. Aigline has the MP’s of Nouvelle Cournouaille concerned. Her political efforts have sparked opinion papers and official declarations. She has been touted as a nut-case, a christian crusader, and most frequently intolerant. She has been escorted from the halls of parliament for making a row, yet Cournouaillian MP’s fear her and her disfavor.