Mr. Sarkozy also introduced a new Twitter account on Wednesday, clearly designed for the campaign (@NicolasSarkozy), and got a good-luck message from his ex-wife, Cécilia Attias, who was a vital part of his successful 2007 presidential campaign. On Thursday, he will visit a cheese factory in the French Alps near Annecy.I'm sure it's comforting to the president to know that his ex-wife, who didn't vote for him in 2007, is nevertheless behind him now. Perhaps he will invite her to the victory party, if there is one, at Fouquet's. Some might see it as a mistake to repeat this first error of the first term, but if there is a second term, one has to assume that Sarkozy will be more décomplexé than ever, since he will have beaten all the odds and demonstrated that the French are indeed, as the General opined in a moment of pique, des veaux. Meanwhile, there are cheese factories to be visited. To the victor belong the spoils, but first there are muddy battlefields to be slogged through.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Cécilia's With Him
As you may have heard, Nicolas Sarkozy will indeed be a candidate to succeed himself. And throughout France and Navarre a great sigh could be heard ... whether of relief or exasperation no one could say. Among the reactions we have this: