French President Sarkozy had his first visit at the Salon de l’Agriculture. The meeting could not be pre-arranged and so Sarko met people who liked him and those who, let us say, do not really appreciate his style and government. A video has been doing the rounds of the internet. In it, Sarkozy is in the middle of shaking hands with many people in the crowd… until someone refuses to shake hands. “Ah no. Don’t touch me… you’ll dirty me” – is what Monsieur le President gets. Does he start some lawsuit? Does he call in the army, navy and raise a whole brouhaha? Not Mr Sarkozy. His answer? It’s there for all to hear: “Get out of the way then… poor idiot” (The term “con” does translate literally as “penis” though it does not always fit that way).
Less theatricals. More real people behind the politics. I guess sometimes you’d wish trivial issues were solved that way.