Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sarko the Greek

A book published in Greece about Nicolas Sarkozy's family roots in the Jewish community of Salonika (Thessaloniki) tells the curious story that Sarko, at the age of twenty, traveled to Greece to sell the family property, then returned with the money sewed into the lining of his coat in order to avoid Greek customs. Any number of films about Sarkozy's life have been proposed, but I see a winner here: "Sarko the Greek, contrebandier."