Over the years, France has been the butt of many an American joke. From the “France Surrenders” mock headlines to the “fights with their feet” quips, American comics have made a good living poking fun at the French. At some level, it makes sense – after all, they laugh at Jerry Lewis.
Lately, though, I find myself with a whole new appreciation for the French – or at least the leadership of the country. Without question, I differ often with the policies and positions taken by the French government, but there’s one area where I agree wholeheartedly with French President Nicolas Sarkozy – his taste in women!
Sarkozy, who only became President last May, shocked the French public when pictures surfaced of him in the company Italian model/singer Carla Bruni. And what pictures they were! As you can see, Ms Bruni hasn’t lost her competitive edge since trading the runway for the recording studio. She’s 12 years younger than Sarkozy, but the French President recently admitted the serious nature of the relationship, indicating that marriage wasn’t out of the question.
All I can say is, “Vive l’amour … vive France!”