Skip to comments.Barack and Michelle Obama decline dinner with the Sarkozys
Posted on 06/04/2009 10:00:19 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
The Obamas turn up in Paris this evening, but have declined a dinner invitation from the couple next door: the Sarkozys.
President Obamas reluctance to spend more than minimum time with the French leader on his visit for the D-Day anniversary has come as an embarrassment to the Elysée Palace.
Americas First Family will not be dining with President Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni, even though they are staying at the residence of the US Ambassador, yards from the Elysée apartments where the Sarkozys spend their weekends.
Mr Sarkozys staff were trying yesterday to arrange another private moment between the couples. Mr Obama is due to fly back to Washington tomorrow night or on Sunday.
Mr Sarkozys dream date would be dinner somewhere spectacular such as the Jules Verne, an Alain Ducasse restaurant on the Eiffel Tower. The Obamas were reported on French celebrity websites to be planning a meal there.
A glamorous joint outing might be compared with the ones that President de Gaulle undertook with John and Jackie Kennedy in 1961. On that trip, Mrs Kennedy was such a hit that JFK presented himself as the man who accompanied Jackie Kennedy to Paris.
Failure to socialise with the Obamas will add to mockery that has greeted Mr Sarkozys attempts to stage the 65th anniversary of D-Day as a Barack and Sarko show. The media and Opposition have mocked Mr Sarkozy over Mr Obamas coolness towards him, which is only partly due to his handling of the Normandy commemoration.
Mr Sarkozy has been pilloried in France for his failure to invite the Queen to the events. The palace is fearing a snub, Le Parisien newspaper said yesterday after the news emerged of the Obamas plans to keep themselves to themselves.
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What a class act, our President.
Was pork on the menu?
The list, ping
I never, never, never thought anyone could be worse than the Clintons.
I was very, very, very wrong.
The first French President worth a d**n in a long time and THE ONE disses him.
Was pork on the menu?
Dang, you’re right.
Sarkozy and Carla ought to be relieved they don’t have to make nice with the clods. They tried, thank heavens they got turned down. Works out great for Sarkozy and Carla
Some day very soon, 0 will beg for their attention, and they’ll turn their back on him. He’ll be eating humble pie pretty soon.
Actually the “food taster” had the day off. Bambi know that the French Prez does not respect him. Would have been a good day to visit!
Maybe the 0bamas are going to spend their time in the muslim ghettos teaching the ‘youths’ how to better ‘community organize’.
Isn’t that just great. I work for a French company here in the US. I’m guessing I’m in the rolls next Qtr.
On the one hand I agree that the totus is a class a moron when it comes to protocol, but also remember sarkozy basically saying totus was a lightweigt in over his head aftertheir firs meeting? The totus presidency never forgets a slight...
If we could but touch his cloak, we could be healed!
“French worries about being snubbed were matched in Germany, where media and politicians are convinced that the brevity of Mr Obamas trip there and a decision to avoid Berlin demonstrated his disapproval of Angela Merkel, the Chancellor.”
“Mr Obamas irritation with his French counterpart began when Mr Sarkozy tried to grab the limelight at the G20 summit in London in April and talked condescendingly of the US President in private. Mr Sarkozy told colleagues that he found Mr Obama to be inexperienced and unbriefed, especially on climate change. Mr Obama hit back last month, telling a visiting French minister: Please tell Nicolas that I shall do my homework, and in two months Ill know all about climate change.”
Once again, 0bama is showing himself to a petulant brat of a man. Coupled with his ruinously expensive public spending projects, he truly is becoming our Emperor Nero.
Let’s face it. There is no statesmanship anywhere on this side of the Atlantic or across. Its a bunch of spoiled and selfish twits who only think of themselves.
People like this never understand it is not about them. They are ebarrasing with no class.
This is not quite the way it happened.
D-Day memorials are historically a big deal every decade. Sarkozy had planned no "big" international memorial this year.
Then Hussein butted in, probably because he doesn't plan on being around for the 70th anniversary.
Anyway, The Mohammedan Messiah invited himself at the last minute on his way back from visiting his brothers in faith in the Middle East.
When UK PM Gordon Brown heard that Hussein would be there he wanted in on the prhoto op, especially given the fact that his Labour Party is in meltdown along with the UK's economy.
These complications left Sarkozys administration in a bind. Sarkozy and Hussein are heads of state. If PM Brown goes to the memorial, Sarkozy must invite UK head of state, The Queen.
The last minute arrangements, all neatly and purposefully caused by The Obammunist, has caused quite the political turmoil.
Guess he doesn’t want to eat with his white ‘equals’