Monday, July 9, 2012

Where Are They Now?

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.

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.
Be sure to check out the article for the views of Donald Trump, Eric Clapton, and Mick Jagger on the former First Lady.
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5 comments:

bernard said...

Well, Art, I for one had not forgotten Sarkozy enough to miss the fact that all of his premises (offices, house etc.) were searched recently by police in connection with various political funding scandals.

Which goes to show - think Chirac, think De Villepinte et alii - that what goes around comes around.

I, however, confess to having totally forgotten about his delicious spouse and associates.

bernard said...

And since you don't ask about Bush, he and wife are presently in Botswana doing charitable work in between two safaris, hopefully not shooting safaris like the King of S.

Anonymous said...

What I find particularly disturbing in this Daily Mail piece is that Carla Bruni had a "dalliance" with Donald Trump. Gag me! Is this a known fact or am I simply behind the curve gossip-wise?

Arun

Art Goldhammer said...

First I heard of it too, Arun.

Anonymous said...

Great taste in men: Trump....Sarkozy - beurk! Can't imagine things are so gay at the Brunis place these days. Can you imagine being locked up with" Sarko-The-Loser" 24/7?