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25-02-08, 12:00
France 24 : Sarkozy trades insults at farm show (http://www.france24.com/en/20080225-sarkozy-trades-insults-famous-farm-show-france&navi=FRANCE)

French president Nicolas Sarkozy, not one to back down, traded insults with a man who refused to shake hands at France's huge annual agricultural show on Saturday. Footage of the exchange received hundreds of thousands of hits on the Internet.
Sarkozy offered his hand to a man who said: "Don't touch me,
you are soiling me." In reply, Sarkozy said, without dropping
his smile: "Get lost, dumb ass."

The video was posted on Le Parisien's website
www.leparisien.fr.on and by midday on Sunday it had been seen by
more than 350,000 people, a spokeswoman for the newspaper said.

This reminds me of King Juan Carlos' angry reply to Hugo Chavez last November. I usually find this kind of stories really stupid, only aimed at diverting narrow-minded and sensation-seeking tabloid readers.

However I want to show my support to President Sarkozy, because I would have done the same in his position. I am glad he did not change as president and keep being frank and direct in his expression and opinions. That's a nice change from the stuck-up and hypocritical French politicians of the past.