Maybe There’s Some Hope For France
Posted by bmac on October 29, 2007
NEW YORK – France’s president abruptly ended a “” interview aimed at introducing him to U.S. audiences, dubbing it “stupid” and a “big mistake” and refusing to answer questions about his wife.
Good for him. The American press automatically looks for the tabloid story, and it’s really getting juvenile.
“If I had to say something about Cecilia, I would certainly not do so here,” Sarkozy replied.
Why can’t our politicians be this blunt with the press? Just once, Id like to see someone like Fred! or even Rudy tell any member of the press their question is stupid. Instead, they try to please everyone all the time. Here’s the best part:
Sarkozy said he admired Americans’ work ethic and the opportunities for advancement in the country, irrespective of class or background.
He said while his Hungarian father had worried that his surname would be an obstacle in France, “he was proven wrong.”
“That’s what he thought. That a name like Sarkozy was a handicap,” the president said. “That’s the reason why I like the United States. You can have a name like Schwarzenegger and be governor of California. You can be calledand be secretary of state. You can be called or , and succeed.”
Wow. The President of France praising our country, and telling 60 minutes they’re stupid. Can we get some of that?