I've no idea if Gailhaguet would make a good president for the ISU relative to others. From a PR point, I can't imagine this would be a good idea.
At the end of the day people have to want the job. Whilst I understand the concerns, if no-one else wants to do it, then there is not much choice.
When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.
At least, we wouldn't have him as FFSG president anymore. And I think he would be better as ISU president than FFSG president.
And thinking Guaillaguet was the only one who cheated during and before SLC makes me . They just had to find somebody to put the blame on him. The methods he's using, every others federations used them too. Thinking it's over now is even funnier. And Stappleford is not better for mentaly pressuring Le Gougne during and after the event.
It's not that I like him, not at all in fact, but at least he knows figure skating and has a true vision for the sport. Unlike some others who just wanted to see their countrymen on podiums. He tried things as figure skating vice president, two LP at GPF for exemple ; in order to try to make skaters creating more than one LP per season an thus making FS more exciting for audiences (yes it failed...)
Too bad Lawrence Demmy wasn't elected in 1994. Ice dancing would have survived !
On the season finale of the Walking Dead, I saw one zombie who looked shockingly like Cinquanta. I fear he may never go away...
One thing I do believe is he knows how to make things interesting and lord knows the sport needs that badly, especialy in North America. Even with the success of North American skaters in recent years, atleast in mens and dance, there is next to zero interest in the sport in this part of the World now. All that is left is the almost dead Stars on Ice tour, only Nationals or Worlds are televised by any of the major networks (and even then barely not). To watch skating for those of us who want we are forced to dig up crummy online feeds somewhere. North Americans would probably even welcome another scandal, even one with them as either the real or perceived victims, then things as they are.