There may be a public relations job available at the top in France --- but no print or broadcast media have not bothered to ask, notes Grumpy Editor.
When French president Nicolas Sarkozy was being interviewed by correspondent Lesley Stahl earlier this month for a CBS “60 Minutes” segment that aired Sunday night, she asked “what’s going on” with his wife, as rumors at that time swirled that she had left him.
"If I had to say something about Cecilia, I would certainly not do so here," the French president snapped.
"But there’s a great mystery,” Stahl pushed on. “Everybody’s asking. Even your press secretary was asked at the briefing today.”
With that, Sarkozy’s eyes opened wide as he looked to his right where, presumably, his press secretary was positioned.
The French president was already ticked off at his press secretary prior to going before cameras, calling that person “an imbecile” for arranging the interview on a busy day.
Then Sarkozy said he had no comment and abruptly ended the interview.
Two weeks after the interview, the Sarkozys’ divorce was announced.
As for the PR person, nobody has followed up to see if Sarkozy’s press secretary is still on the payroll at the presidential palace.