Saturday, May 19, 2012

Au Revoir Carla ABER kehren Sie nicht zurück!

Adieu Mme Bruni-Sarkozy. Je vous souhaite le meilleur, mais veuillez ne retourner pas au palais. This week Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and her husband, the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy left the Elysee-Palace. According to the press, the couple never liked the place anyway. (Was it too drafty?)

Scene from "Midnight in Paris"

Sarkozy, the right-wing conservative, was voted out of office after just one term, and replaced by François Hollande, France's first Socialist president in 17 years. As President, Mr. Sarkozy alienated friends and enemies alike. He was unable to work with the opposition, and was relentless in his zeal to return France to "his" version of capitalism. According to some political experts, Mr. Sarkozy was France's most unpopular head of state in modern history. 

Mme Bruni-Sarkozy, a former supermodel, "pop artist," and sometime actress (Midnight in Paris) used to be an avowed Socialist, leading a flamboyant lifestyle that included former lovers Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton. She admitted that "monogamy bores me." But her views "evolved" when she became Mr. Sarkozy's third wife after a tempestuous 80-day whirlwind romance. She now claims to be a loyal conservative. Last week, the never bashful Mme Sarkozy blamed her husband's defeat on France's left-leaning TV.

No doubt about it, Carla will be missed. She was a hot First Lady. She sizzled and added spice to an otherwise bland government. Quel Dommage! Schade! What a Shame!

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