Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Trophy Trumps the Trip

The State visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy to the UK is meant to prop up his sagging popularity amongst his countrymen, but it seems like he will be sidelined by the presence of his trophy wife, the former Supermodel Carla Bruni. Christie's Auction House has announced a day before the visit that it will sell nude photographs of Carla taken in 1993. The UK media has also used the State visit to reprint photos of Carla during her modeling period on their front pages.

This is English humor at work in its most contemptuous disdain for one they see as unworthy to be treated with all the trimmings of a VIP. By showing photos of his wife in the scantiest of clothing or none at all; the UK media, which did an extensive coverage of the romance, marriage and honeymoon of the Sarkozys, are pulling the curtains down and baring the couple in public as a spectacle comparable to the likes of Paris Hilton and Rick Salomon, or Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. No deference to Sarkozy as French President is being given.

President Sarkozy is attempting to build his prestige by reestablishing friendly, rather than mere cordial, relations with the United Kingdom. His recent statements about a possible boycott of the Olympics unless China settles the issues with Tibet has fallen on deaf ears globally. No one is taking him seriously. If this is the only western power that will openly support Tibet, then the Tibetans are better off without it. The Chinese may agree to a dialogue on the pretext of heeding Sarkozy's threat, only to laugh the Tibetans off the face of the earth, while looking at Carla's revealing photos.
His lovestruck image in France has so disenchanted his countrymen who see him as an immature fool infatuated with a centerfold.

His idea of a high profile personality is to hook up with someone well known, to enhance his own image. There's nothing wrong with that strategy as Prince Rainier did with Grace Kelly. However, Grace Kelly was respected, projected a well bred and decent character as well as a wholesome family background. Nicolas Sarkozy's choice was like looking for a blend of Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie, then settled for Pamela Anderson instead.



ZenDenizen said...

What a bizarre state of affairs.

Tapline said...

Brad, Good Post, I hadn't seen this elsewhere. I didn't get the impression you have of him. I see more to him that the last one they had. We turned against french fries and called them freedom fries prior to his election.....stay well....

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Zen,

Just like the rest of the world Zen, it's getting more bizarre with each day.

If you were French, how would you feel about your First Lady being plastered with her nude photos all over the country? The high profile desire without the corresponding accomplishment or service to the country may have brought this on.

Your words are on the nail, "State of Affairs". :-) He divorced his elegant first wife to marry Carla Bruni, and now both of them are "naked" in the eyes of the world. --Durano, done!

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Tapline,

The last French President was an old man with very traditional values. This one is younger and a swinger who keeps up with fashion and music trends; that's why he was supported by the youth. He has since turned his back on the youth and left the students out in the streets for lack of decent housing facilities run by decent people. Right now, what the students have to endure are decrepit and squalid boarding houses run by predatory old men who would rent the place for sex twice a month. It's sickening. This is perhaps one reason why he is being treated this way by th British. All his attention was on Carla Bruni since he assumed office. --Durano, done!

Blogtommy said...

Wow. I kind of think it's funny and hey, the French should understand shouldn't they? LOL

What's a little skin between Euros anyway?


durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Tommy,

Well yes it was funny, especially to the British media. The thing is, she and Nicolas have charmed England. In the latest update, she's being compared Jackie Onasis.

Personally, I think it's a little too much, but hey, who can argue with success huh? They have conquered the British Isles. Vive la France! :-)--Durano, done!