Could the French please do us all a favor and just shut the hell up?

I know, I’m supposed to take the news that President Obama “insulted” French president Nicolas Sarkozy as a sign of Obama’s stupidity. But I just can’t. Because it’s the French, because politics really should stop at the water’s edge (except for Hawaii), and because…

…seriously, you French, you bunch of dweebs are mad about what, now?

CANNES, France – President Obama came, he saw, he insulted.

“Obama insults Sarkozy,” blared the headline on one French website, taking umbrage at Mr. Obama’s wayward remark at the G-20 summit here about the physical appearance of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Oh, no! He called Sarkozy ugly? Did he mention the big nose? Or the…well, humble stature?

Oh, God, he didn’t say anything about that other…um…inadequacy, did he? Because that’s just a rumor. Isn’t it?

Mr. Obama thought he was making a gentle joke about Mr. Sarkozy, host of the summit, when he congratulated Mr. Sarkozy and wife Carla Bruni on the birth of their baby daughter on Oct. 19. Instead, Mr. Obama caused a minor international incident.

Geez, what did he say?

“I want to make mention that this is our first meeting since the arrival of the newest Sarkozy, and so I want to congratulate Nicolas and Carla on the birth of Giulia,” Mr. Obama told reporters shortly after his arrival at the G-20, with Mr. Sarkozy at his side. “And I informed Nicolas on the way in that I am confident that Giulia inherited her mother’s looks rather than her father’s, which I think is an excellent thing.”

Uh, okay. What? You ridiculous bunch of frogs? You’re mad about that?

Are you kidding? No, really, this is a joke, right? You’re trying to make Obama feel bad, and then once he’s all sheepish and apologetic you’ll jump out and yell: “Psyche! Gotcha! Oh, you shoud’ve seen your face!” Or whatever the French equivalent of that is.

Because, come on. That’s the kind of things friends say to each other in the U.S. You can’t take that minor, friendly, joshing kind of insult?

Seriously, if you can’t take that, considering all the things we Americans say about you – you know, comparing that to all the other insults we Americans like to heap on you French – how come you haven’t declared war on us already?

Oh, right. You’re French.

And besides, your President Sarkozy: this is the same guy for whom Obama took heat after he – Sarkozy, not Obama – got caught on video staring at a teenage girl’s behind. This is the same guy who greeted Obamacare – President Obama’s signature achievement, no matter how devastatingly wrong it might be – with a “pfft, finally. About time you neanderthals joined the civilized world.”

This is the same guy who threw a huge snit fit when the President of the United States – the leader of the single most powerful nation this world has ever known – got some attention the first time he visited Europe.

And, by the way, France: he is ugly. Circus ugly. Especially when he’s standing next to his wife.

It’s ridiculous, that’s what it is. And, when I say “it,” I mean you. Grow up.

(Cross-posted at The TrogloPundit.)

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