I'm not in France anymore, but through the magic of the internet I have been able to follow things closely. I'd like to share some of the YouTube goldmines I've seen in these past few days.
Sarko's interview with Charlie Rose (Sarko is translated in English). I guess it's one of the few where he hasn't totally been able to control his image - look how miniature he looks!
Part I, where Rose asks him point blank about betraying Chirac:
Part II, where Sarko compares Turkey to Mexico. O-kaaay...
For comparison, here is another Charlie Rose interview with a man worthy of the French presidential office:
And then I really got addicted to watching all the Canal+ "Boite a questions" clips. Here is my favorite, with Philippe de Villiers. This guy is so ridiculous he just cracks me up:
Now compare what de Villiers just said to Colbert's take on Sego:
And here is Sarkozy doing the same:
One with Dominique de Villepin and others:
A compilation of other people on Sego (why didn't she do it herself?):
Finally, the classic '93 Sarko-Sego standoff (she is so ridiculous!!! Honey, eyerolls aren't a proper response in this type of interaction):
Oh, and one more English interview with Sego...even I didn't watch the whole thing because the narrator sloow monotone just bored me to tears.
There are tons of "boite a questions" on YouTube and DailyMotion, and a few in English with American or English stars, so if you have time to kill check it out.
UPDATE: I had to add this classic, Colbert congratulating Sarkozy in French!
tags: French characters, AV, the internets