Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Never speak of it" was pretty good advice, actually

French premier Sarkozy got himself booed in Alsace:
Speaking to representatives of the agricultural industry, Mr Sarkozy said he could accept unfair competition between China and India, but not between Germany and France.

"I'm not saying that simply because I'm in Germany," he said, before correcting himself to say: "I'm in Alsace."
He immediately had to reaffirm his essentially French character:
The crowd immediately began jeering and then booing Mr Sarkozy, who appeared shocked by what he had said, putting his hands up in the air as if in surrender.
Maybe that "appeased" them.

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