WASHINGTON (SR) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy and President Obama met at the White House Tuesday to discuss global issues, and attempt to play down trans-Atlantic speculation that the men (and their wives) dislike each other.
The two leaders went out of their way to praise each other while appearing before reporters. In a show of affection, President Obama repeatedly referred to Sarkozy as "My Lil' Nicky," and spoke fondly of his trip to Paris last year. Sarkozy in turn congratulated Obama for dissing the Jews and also winning the admiration of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.
Despite the show of unity, reports from behind the scenes tell a different story. White House sources say Obama continues to have little good to say about the conservative Sarkozy, privately referring to the French leader as "the munchkin." Likewise, according to the French press, Sarkozy likes to refer to President Obama and the First Lady as "Buckwheat and Bigfoot."
Both the French president andare said to be terrified of Mrs. Obama who Mrs. Sarkozy once described to friends as a "shaved Wookie."
My comments: I thought that "Wookie" thing was a joke until I really started to think about it, now I'm not so sure. Hey, who's up for a delicious margarita?