July 8, 2007

HE WAS ELECTED BECAUSE THEY WANNABE, NO?:

The philosophers of France should take a running jump (Bernard Wasserstein, 08 July 2007, Independent)

So Nicolas Sarkozy is a fascist because he goes jogging! Worse, according to Alain Finkielkraut, his over-energetic exercise and sweat-filled brow constitute an offence against good taste. Instead, according to his critic, the newly elected president should walk "like Socrates or Rimbaud". [...]

Behind the complaints against Sarkozy lurks a suspicion that his behaviour is quasi-American, a grave accusation in France. But the passion for jogging that seems to afflict denizens of the White House, notably Bush père et fils, is of recent vintage.


Defenders of the French model needn't worry until he starts clearing brush.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 8, 2007 8:19 AM
Comments

He is, first our "good friend Dom" and now the former defense minister Marie is also under the microscope for spreading lies about Sarko before the election.

Posted by: Sandy P at July 8, 2007 12:15 PM

Heard he runs wearing a NYPD t-shirt. Must be a brave man indeed.

Posted by: erp at July 8, 2007 12:40 PM

He's already started clearing brush: certain Ancien Regime figures are already regretting their failed efforts to head Cuttin' Sark off at the pass. More news on Bastille Day.

Posted by: ghostcat at July 8, 2007 1:08 PM

These idiots should all cool off at the local McDo's. Sorkozy's had extra-marital adventures that would make any Frenchman proud.

(You simply can't please these people.)

Posted by: Barry Meislin at July 8, 2007 3:45 PM

Was he waving a white flag as he jogged? If not, that could be why they are so upset with him.

Posted by: obc at July 8, 2007 8:43 PM
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