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Sarkozy says Non to cheese

When Nicolas Sarkozy was elected, his private chef accidentally let out the news that the President requested no cheese to be served after meals. Sarkozy doesn’t drink wine – he believes that alcohol slows one down. He may well be right on that, but Mon Dieu, a leader who does not eat cheese or drink wine. Though it didn’t prove too much for French voters to swallow – did it cause people to view him with suspicion? Some say yes!

Charles De Gaulle once famously said “How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?” and one could add, especially if he doesn’t even eat it?!

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