I Wonder If Obama Talked To Him About Our 57 States?

He must have given him a case of “smart power.” What else explains Sakozy’s “gaffe” about a rather sensitive part of the country he’s President of

Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, was jeered after an embarrassing gaffe in which he suggested the historically disputed Alsace region was still in Germany.

Mr Sarkozy made the slip during a speech in the Alsatian town of Truchtersheim, less than 20 miles from the German border.

Speaking to representatives of the agricultural industry, Mr Sarkozy said he could accepted 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.”

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 surrender.

They are all part of one greater country now in the EU, right?

10 Responses to “I Wonder If Obama Talked To Him About Our 57 States?”

  1. tree hugging sister says:

    Soccer Blur!

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Plus ça hope et change, plus c’est la Boche.

  3. Dave E. says:

    “…putting his hands up in the air as if surrender.”

    I guess old habits die hard.

  4. JeffS says:

    Mein Gott! Sakozy ist einen Trottel!!!!

  5. I’ve been to Truchtersheim. Lots of Germanic influence still around. I’ve been to Strasbourg. Downtown has a small section called “La Petite France”.

    It’s not exactly a secret that certain Alsatians want to be German again. what I find ironic is the insistence of France and Germany to remain autonomous, while telling the rest of the EUnuch members that they are all one.

  6. Mori says:

    “…putting his hands up in the air as if surrender.”

    The French are always prepared to go to war. /sarc

  7. Yojimbo says:

    Truchersheim. Sounds like a truck stop on a european interstate.

  8. Would you PLEASE stop.

    He did NOT say that there are 57 states.

    He said he had been to 57 states, had one more to go to, and was not allowed to got to Alaska or Hawaii.

    To bad nobody but me cares who “they” were and why and how they forebad him to go to those two.

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    I humbly stand corrected, Larry.

    So there are, in fact…60?
    (been to 57 plus one more to go plus 2 not allowed to visit)

  10. Yojimbo says:

    That is what he said.

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