Skip to comments.France: Dodgy campaign photos leave Marine Le Pen red-faced
Posted on 01/13/2012 9:40:48 PM PST by bruinbirdman
Far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen has been left red-faced this week after it was revealed by a French blogger that a homeless man she used to slate Sarkozy turned out to be an American actor posing for a photo shoot.
Did Marine Le Pen really need an American actor to pose as a French homeless person for her campaign? Apparently so. The far-right presidential hopeful actually paid an American website to supply her with a photo of a homeless person in order to argue . that there are too many homeless people in France.
Below, the campaign poster, which reads 5 million unemployed, 8 million poor. Is this what Sarkozy was elected for?
And here, the original photo, on sale for the measly sum of $2 on a cruddy American photo stock website.
Dig a little deeper into the cringe-inducing collection and we find our tramp actor assuming all sorts of roles. . . . More
He looks Irish.
Well, if French musicians can compose the Obama theme song, then why can’t an American actor appear in France?
The real homeless man was not allowed to work because he was not in the union. France is not a right to work town
So it is a stock photo. So what?
“He looks Irish.”
Aye, that he does. Couldn’t they at least put a wee beret on him, and an empty wine glass?
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