Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sarko's Gaffe

After the last G20, President Sarkozy was heard complaining about Barack Obama's insufficient knowledge of climate issues. It seems that Sarko has some studying to do himself: yesterday he confused the greenhouse gas effect with the depletion of the ozone layer.

Oops: a gaffe of my own--I forgot to mention Sarko's other gaffe, referring to the defendants in the Clearstream case as "guilty" rather than "accused." Tsk, tsk.

Alain Duhamel thought Sarko looked emaciated in his TV interview with Pujadas and Ferrari last night. I agree, but perhaps that was by comparison with the Pujadas-Ferrari couple, the Ken and Barbie of TV news. They weren't up to much, but they didn't have to be, since Sarko was determined from the outset to do all the talking.