A reader complained to me recently that there hasn't been enough gossip and tittle-tattle on this site since I swore off DSK-blogging. So here's some, and it may also slake the thirst of those who lament the fact that Nicolas Sarkozy, erstwhile czar of France, has disappeared from the national consciousness as swiftly and completely as George W. Bush disappeared from the American. It's an interesting aspect of our lately vituperative and polarized democracies that all-in-all mediocre figures are inflated to rather absurd proportions by the blockages that their terms in office create, only to diminish into mere mediocrity once their terms have ended. In any case, here is the Sarkozy scuttlebutt, straight from that paragon of honest reportage, The Daily Mail:
The book has also made claims about Bruni's present husband, former French Prime Minister Nicolas Sarkozy who refused to buy a luxury Paris apartment with Bruni - because it was next door to her old flame Mick Jagger.Be sure to check out the article for the views of Donald Trump, Eric Clapton, and Mick Jagger on the former First Lady.
The 'jealous' former President backed out of the purchase after the couple went house-hunting in the French capital three years ago.
Sarkozy is said to have initially fallen in love with the lavish ten million pounds penthouse once owned by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.
But he was then informed by his aides that the Rolling Stones rocker that Bruni dated for eight years owned another flat in the same block on Paris' trendy Left Bank.
Anderson writes: 'The president fell under the charm of this apartment in Paris.But as they were preparing to buy it, his security detail informed him that Mick Jagger owned a flat in the same building. Sarkozy then backed out of the deal.