June 06, 2009

He'll sit down with terrorists, but not with allies

I'm starting to feel sorry for our next president - he's going to have a lot of bridges to repair.

America’s 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.
I can't think of a good justification for this snub, assuming the president is truly trying to be non-partisan and reach out to the world.

Update: apparently Obama refused dinner with Sarkozy because he wanted gold-dusted desserts.  Or maybe it was just because he can't stand being in the same room as someone who's not fawning with adoration.

Another update: While the US economy is struggling, while our unemployment rate is moving up, while the US needs to be strengthening our ties with our allies, the Obamas are out sightseeing, having date night in a Paris bistro, following dinner up with a boat ride.  France is paying for elevated security for a visitor who disrespects their leader.

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