Thursday, 23 August 2007

French president fights fat

Looks like someone ate one too many hamburgers while enjoying his vacation on lake Winnipesaukee.

Apparently, Paris Match airbrushed the presidential love handles because, "The position of the boat exaggerated this protuberance. When we reduced the shadows, the correction was exaggerated by the printing process." Yeah right.

But if Sarkozy is going to keep up with his American counterpart, and "Americanize" France like some French are worried about, he's got to start exercising a little more than his mouth.

Edited: last night in a café, I heard someone saying, "this is ridiculous. Who cares if the president has bourrlets*? As long as he's doing his job." This, combined with all the criticism of Sarkozy for spending so much money and having to justify where his vacation money came from, kind of reminds me of how we Americans criticize our presidents, not necessarily for their job but for their social life. To me, this just shows that French politics is changing, and not necessarily for the better.

*bourrlets=love handles

1 comment:

Deb said...

Yeah I saw this on a couple of American celebrity blog sites (Sarko is quite the popular one nowadays!). Too bad they photoshopped it, if they had just left it alone, I'm sure no one would have noticed.

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