August 4, 2007

THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT..:

Nicolas Sarkozy risks revolt with US holiday (Henry Samuel, 04/08/2007, Daily Telegraph)

Nicolas Sarkozy risked horrifying the historically anti-American French establishment yesterday by choosing to spend a two-week summer holiday in New Hampshire. [...]

Wolfeboro is not far from President George W Bush's family estate in coastal Kennebunkport, Maine, sparking suggestions yesterday in the French press that the two leaders might use the opportunity to get to know each other, perhaps going running together. Both are keen joggers.

Like Mr Bush, the French president is teetotal - another source of irritation in wine-producing France. "It would really be astonishing if the two men would not benefit from this to meet each other," said Le Parisien.

Mr Sarkozy, who has been pictured wearing Manchester United and NYPD T-shirts, is seen as a breath of fresh air by American conservatives who loathed his predecessor, Jacques Chirac.


...once he's seen the place he'll never want to leave.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 4, 2007 4:03 PM
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Mr Sarkozy, who has been pictured wearing Manchester United and NYPD T-shirts

Good man. British soccer and U.S. law enforcement. Pehaps there is hope for France.

Posted by: Jorge Curioso at August 4, 2007 6:13 PM

On the other hand, it could be argued that he picked the part of the country where French attitude would fit right in.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at August 4, 2007 7:24 PM

French wine is the featured sale in NH liquor stores this month. Bien Venue au New Hampshire!

Posted by: Genecis at August 5, 2007 7:27 AM
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