she accepted Laura Bush’s personal invite then blew it off. Very poor form. From Reuters:
French First Lady Skips Bush Lunch Date
PARIS (Aug. 13) — Capricious, mercurial or just unlucky? The failure of France’s first lady to show up to lunch with President Bush has once again raised questions about Cecilia Sarkozy’s character.
President Nicolas Sarkozy unexpectedly arrived alone for the informal gathering at a Bush family compound in Maine on Saturday, near the luxury lakeside residence where the French leader and his wife are spending their holidays.
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France’s first lady Cecilia Sarkozy, here in July, was expected to visit the Bush family compound in Maine with her husband on Saturday.
Sarkozy said his wife was suffering from a severe sore throat and could not make the journey, but the fact Cecilia was spotted shopping with friends on both Friday and Sunday raised eyebrows back home.
“Cecilia has set a new record for making a swift recovery,” a news reader said dryly on France Inter radio on Monday.