Saturday, April 10, 2010

Just Because The French Think You're Crazy...

Doesn't necessarily make it so. Charles DeGaulle in the 50s, thought the whole world was crazy, not to mention notably inferior to himself, and was miffed that he had not been named Rightful King of the World, after his trouncing of the Germans just a few years before.

Sarkozy, it seems, has expressed doubts about Obama's talents, which were somehow leaked to the French equivalent of the CIA, by the Russians, who seem to know everything.
According to this report, Sarkozy was “appalled” at Obama’s “vision” of what the World should be under his “guidance” and “amazed” at the American Presidents unwillingness to listen to either “reason” or “logic”.
Which sounds just like DeGaulle did. On the other hand, I have a higher opinion of Sarkozy than I did of DeGaulle, and am inclined to agree with him here. Also if DeGaulle ever called Eisenhower a "dangerous lunatic", the French press was at least discreet enough not to print it. The EU Times is also a contender for best use of gratuitous use of scare quotes.

Thanx to Steve for the lead on this one.

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