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Old 2009-04-16, 13:47   Link #21
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"President Sarkozy of France upset Spain today by suggesting that Jose-Luis Zapatero, the Prime Minister, was a little dim.

France's "hyper-president" also took a swipe at Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, saying that she had only decided to side with him on his approach to the economic crisis after realising how badly German industry and banks were doing. "She did not have any other choice but to rally to my position," he said.
Jose Manuel Barroso, the Portuguese President of the European Commission, also came in for a Sarkozy slap. He was "totally absent from the G20" discussions, Mr Sarkozy was quoted as saying. The President has been gunning for Mr Barroso for weeks and does not support his re-appointment when the Commission is renewed next autumn.
On the US President, Mr Sarkozy said: "Obama has a subtle mind, very clever and very charismatic. But he was elected two months ago and had never run a ministry. There are a certain number of things on which he has no position. And he is not always up to standard on decision-making and efficiency," he said
so which world leader he hasn't insult yet?
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Old 2009-04-16, 15:47   Link #22
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Originally, I admired Sarkozy's firm stance on how to deal with China over Tibet but as soon as he ate his words back during the Olympics, I realized that the guy isn't so tough afterall. Actually, I am somewhat disappointed.. Nonetheless, I think France is a great country in terms of tourism.
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Old 2009-04-16, 22:02   Link #23
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It seems the more he spends time with Carla Bruni, the more unwise he becomes (and that is saying it respectfully).
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Old 2009-04-17, 02:11   Link #24
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so which world leader he hasn't insult yet?
Sorry but i need another source to believe you. This site provides some lies (like the earlier one).
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Old 2009-04-17, 02:55   Link #25
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Oh, I really hate Sarkozy, he started the age of Showman-presidents, what the hell does it matter me if he gets divorced or marries with a model? What I want to see ina president is a good leader not a TV monkey.

Really, thanks to him presidents in Europe are becoming into still-more-retarded-people -.-
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Old 2009-04-17, 03:42   Link #26
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I've just read Sarkozy's comment on EUobserver, I really had to lol.
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Old 2009-04-17, 05:26   Link #27
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"Le Monde" confirmed that Sarkozy said that. Well, I'm not really surprised...Now people, you understand, what us french, suffer. This guys is just the worst president that France got. It's the french Bush >_>
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Old 2009-04-17, 05:32   Link #28
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I have to say than betweem Sarkozy and the other quandidate ( I don'T remember her full name) at the last election, Ia m not sure than the french had made the worse decision. Like everywhere else they voted , not for the best quandidate , but for the less worse.
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Old 2009-04-17, 17:54   Link #29
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"Le Monde" confirmed that Sarkozy said that. Well, I'm not really surprised...Now people, you understand, what us french, suffer. This guys is just the worst president that France got. It's the french Bush >_>
The Monde just repeated Liberation (an leftist paper) stuff. Which is "some opposition parliament members said he said". Not exactly a guarantee of complete truthfulness.

Still, it does sound like stuff he'd say. Though I have to say, the one about Zapatero sounds taken out of context like hell. I don't think he meant Zapatero's stupid, but answered an accusation of such with something like "Stupid or not, he got elected". Which would be consistent with what he said about democracy. Not that that was exactly glorious either. :\

Some of the other stuff was true, more or less, but still - not the sort of things one should say. For all the accusations of dishonesty he receives, I wish he was a little less honest.

Edit: about the Zapatero thing, because it bugs me, I'd like to give a bit of context. It sounds like a defense of himself as much of anything, too. He's been accused of being, well, uneducated. He hasn't gone to the same school as a lot of high level politicians (the National School of Administration), and I think he's got some kind of complex over it. He's certainly shown some hostility toward that school and its alumni.

Chirac was an intellectual who cultivated a rural image. But that's all it was - an affectation. Sarkozy, I think, actually has the temperament of a street tough. (Not sure why. He isn't exactly the son of a factory worker.) The fact he lacks the kind of culture and poise the French expect of their president is often thrown around. I can totally see him saying "Oh yeah? Well, I still got elected, asshole." in response.

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Old 2009-04-17, 19:29   Link #30
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I have to say than betweem Sarkozy and the other quandidate ( I don'T remember her full name) at the last election, Ia m not sure than the french had made the worse decision. Like everywhere else they voted , not for the best quandidate , but for the less worse.
The other candidate had plans to visit China as soon as she is elected and thus, she lost the elections.
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Old 2009-04-22, 23:21   Link #31
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I suppose this is slightly on topic:

Sarkozy's UMP party is trying to pass a law which would cut off the internet access of people who engage in illegal file sharing. The Socialists defeated the law by a surprise showing in parliament, but it may still pass.

http://www.economist.com/business/di...ry_id=13496729
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Old 2009-04-23, 00:58   Link #32
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Sarkozy is the classic French president: speaks loudly, but carries a small stick.

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Old 2009-04-23, 03:13   Link #33
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Do you guys know what his surname means by the way?
Spoiler for about his name:

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OK I admit it now, he is part of Hungary's attempt at World-domination, therefore please be a bit more tolerant, and cut him some slack.

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Old 2009-04-23, 10:05   Link #34
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What confused me most was that he praised Silvio Berlusconi.
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Old 2009-04-23, 10:18   Link #35
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So I decided to go the completely unscientific route and ask you: how do you and your entourage feel about him? (And where are you...) Do you even care?
I am worried about what he intend to do with our internet. He just appears to me as a control freak. At first I did not care so much that he won the 2007 presidency. I mean, we had to vote between mediocre, mediocre and another kind of mediocre. But since the DAVDSI and the Hadopi laws he tries to get accepted by force, he seriously start to creep me out.
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Old 2009-04-24, 15:25   Link #36
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I find Sarkozy to be more of a comedian than a politician. His actions towards China is somewhat hilarious. First, he acts tough. Then, he eats his words soon after. As soon as China pressures him, the guy takes a firm stance showing how hawkish he can be. However, when people start complaining about economic ties, Sarkozy ran all the way to China to apologize. Huh? Is he a clown?? Is this a joke???

If he had went all the way hawkish, I would have admired him but.. His actions indicate that Sarkozy is quite an indecisive leader. Going back and forth on a single clear issue questions his ability to lead. In fact, sometimes it makes me wonder if Sarkozy is even taking his job as the French president seriously or not. He seems to be having a lot of fun..

*shakes head, walks away*
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Old 2009-04-24, 15:32   Link #37
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Guys: I know that there wasn't much of a point to this thread to start with, but could you at least pretend and tell me where you're from before telling me your opinion of Sarkozy?
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Old 2009-05-08, 19:51   Link #38
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"Le Monde" confirmed that Sarkozy said that. Well, I'm not really surprised...Now people, you understand, what us french, suffer. This guys is just the worst president that France got. It's the french Bush >_>
Apparently it was not that true that he said that just like that. Jack Lang apologized about what Ségolčne Royal said (oh the irony), because you can't say something like what she said based on rumors.

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