Saturday, January 12, 2008
Sarkozy: The French finally grow up
The President and Cecilia in happier times
My prolific - but sometimes curiously absent and demented - commenter "Duralex" has lectured Arcati endlessly on how the French do not concern themselves with the sex lives of their governing and celebrity classes. What a fuss he has made about my interest in the goings-on of the high-ups! The French, he has claimed, are soooooooooooo above that sort of thing. He must therefore be most aggrieved by the French media's unexpected and uninhibited fascination with the cock-cunting antics of President Nicolas Sarkozy. Indeed a tell-all book, Cecilia by Anna Bitton, about his cunt-cocking ex-wife, is just out after a failed injunction application. "Sex, diamonds and rivalry swirl" in this torrid bitch swamp, if we are to believe Reuters.
The agency adds: "Adding new spice to the unfolding tale, one magazine, Gala, said Sarkozy had offered the same kind of pink, heart-shaped, diamond ring to new girlfriend Carla Bruni as his ex-wife Cecilia had been seen wearing only a few months ago." Ooh dear, is that dirty washing I see hanging out of the Élysée Palace?
At last, France has succumbed to the tabloid sensibility (it had already actually but allowed its elitest media to protect its extra-marital cock-cunting establishment) - I fear Duralex may have to relocate. I hear Zimbabwe knows what to do with intrusive journalists. Reuters is running some soundbites from French book customers - one is Alain who says: "I think someone in the public eye should expect his private life be exposed so they should expect the publication of any problems."*
I could have scripted these words myself.
*Babel Fish translates thus: "je pense quelqu'un dans l'oeil public devrait prévoir que sa vie privée soit exposée ainsi ils devraient s'attendre à la publication de tous les problèmes."