August 15, 2007

Oh, Cécilia, I'm down on my knees, I'm begging you please....

... to go on a picnic -- a peekneek -- with George Bush.

But she won't! She's a French-style political spouse. She Cécilia Sarkozy. She had a "throat ailment" -- she had a mal de gorge -- mal de George.

10 comments:

Ron said...

Perhaps she has confused him with ze Bill Cleeenton, no? He would offer her "ze deviled egg", as you say, and l'honor du France would be impugned! On the other hand, if the shotgun-toting VP were there...he would make le coeur race just that much faster...

John Doheny said...

Maybe she just wasn't up for junk food and an unsolicited 'massage.'

Bissage said...

Pique-nique? Non.

Ratatouille? Oui.

Jeremy said...

How wonderfully French. I liked the comments about their marriage, too. It sounds consistent with what I've read on French culture and attitudes, and I think it's charming. I'd love to meet her, but she'd probably bow out due to a throat ailment or something. :(

Jeremy said...

Oh yeah, and you're clearly familiar with Simon and Garfunkel, given your post's title, so your silence on my question from a while back about Paul Simon's theft of Martin Carthy's "Scarborough Fair" arrangement speaks volumes.

Wait, that joke died a few posts ago. Oh well.

Invisible Man said...

Good for Cecilia, better to spend time shopping with friends than to go over extended conversation with Laura about the Dewey decimal system.

Joan said...

Jeremy: ha!

Invisible Man, not so much.

Chip Ahoy said...

Dear France, I love you so it's time for me to teach you a new word that perhaps might be accepted by Académe Française once the last of les immortels has perished; barbeque. Feel free to add whatever extra letters you see fit.

Hotdogs and hamburgers, hotdogs and hamburgers, the only thing on the menu if you were to listen only to the French press, which is full of Cécilia's shopping schedule while under the weather.

I'd be tickled to see Laura return the favor. The French aren't the only one's with a point to make.

jane said...

Cecilia, patron saint of musicians, inspiration to Simon and Garfunkel at least for this one good radio play song, Christian Roman noblewoman martyred third century AD.

From Wiki: “…officials attempted to kill her by locking her in an overheated bathhouse. However, the attempt failed, and she was to be beheaded. The executioner attempted to decapitate her three times unsuccessfully, at which time he fled. Cecilia survived another three days before succumbing,” praising God all the while.

Sark’s saint's not so much the martyr as a Cecilia d' Arch. I agree with Chip- let Texas teach her the superiority of not acting so superior.

Jennifer said...

Mal de George. lol