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Maybe There’s Some Hope For France

Posted by bmac on October 29, 2007

NEW YORK – France’s president abruptly ended a “60 Minutes” 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 called Madeleine Albright and be secretary of state. You can be called Colin Powell or Condi Rice, and succeed.”

Wow. The President of France praising our country, and telling 60 minutes they’re stupid. Can we get some of that?

Story here.

2 Responses to “Maybe There’s Some Hope For France”

  1. cranky said

    Was it Lt General Honore who told the press to not get stuck on stupid? They didn’t listen to a his warning to them. The press is peopled with idiots.

    Today saying you work for the Associated Press is akin to saying you’re a registered sex offender. But I suspect the registered sex offender is held in slightly higher esteem by the public.

  2. bmac said

    Look how much people loved that guy for saying that. Why can’t a politician have some balls for once. I gaurantee, if Fred or Rudy said something like that, thier approval would go through the roof. These sackless wussies walk on eggshells all day long, terrified of possibly offending someone. I’m sick of it.

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