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Nicholas Sarkozy

France Goes Socialist

May 7, 2012

The people of France voted for change yesterday — from a right-leaning President in Sarkozy to the Socialist Francois Hollande.  The markets voted today — first down, then profit-taking.  Not a tantrum, but not an endorsement either. The people of France, like those in Greece and Italy, have chosen to wait until another day to [...]

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Not So Cozy with Sarkozy

April 23, 2012

Sunday’s elections in France have produced a May 6 run-off between socialist Francois Hollande and President Sarkozy.  In the first round of voting Hollande edged-out Sarkozy for a 28.2% to 27% plurality.  Sarkozy’s second place finish is the first time that a sitting president was out-polled in the first round.  Sarkozy is apparently pegging to [...]

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Multiculturalism’s Failure in Europe

February 13, 2011

Sociologist Neil Howe observed in 1997 that we in America get the feeling sometimes that “millions of self-actualized persons don’t add up to an actualized society,” that the fractious niche-making of multiculturalism may do more to divide us than unite us.  Celebrate diversity — fine.  But at what point does our diversity become a liability?  [...]

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Sultry Snapshot at the G8

July 10, 2009

There’s been some buzz about this picture taken at the G8.  At first glance I didn’t see what the problem was.  However, on second glance I noticed that Presidents Obama and Sarkozy are also in the picture!  See for yourself:  As innocent as this may or may not be, it probably gives Obama a little [...]

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Carla Sarkozy — International Babe

March 28, 2008

We all love Nicholas Sarkozy for single-handedly making it OK to like the French again, and giving the Republicans here in America a model to win in November.  But, we didn’t know much about his wife Carla until her recent trip to the UK this week. Carla Sarkozy, formerly Carla Bruni (supermodel, poet, musician, actress, trysty [...]

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Sarko The Cowboy

February 18, 2008

When Nicholas Sarkozy ran for the French Presidency, his socialist opponents tried to brand him as “Sarko the American.”  Unfortunately for the socialists, this political argument was about as about as effective as their economic policies and the U.S. now has a friend living at Elysee Palace.  That doesn’t make him American though. Neither does [...]

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