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January 14, 2008
An affair from afar

Associated Press

Her sister basically refers to Carla Bruni as a "man masher." If you haven't caught up with this l'affaire du jour, the brouhaha focuses on French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his girlfriend - supermodel-turned-singer (right!) Carla, whom he's been spotted squiring around the world to exotic destinations while his country's economy supposedly is in the bidet.

From a modeling perspective, Bruni was always a force to be reckoned with on the catwalk. Let's face it, she's a handful no matter who's handling her!

This morning, on the "Today" show, the romance between Bruni and Sarkozy was good breakfast tabloid fodder. There's the two of them, arm in arm, near the pyramids in Egypt, walking through the ruins in Jordan, etc. Word on the street is that he's been invited to Buckingham Palace in March. And you know what that means: separate boudoirs while the queen is watching.

So, will Sarkozy make an honest woman of Bruni? Or will she eat him up and spit him out a la Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger?

Now, I ask you: Why can't we get good stuff like this on the Sacramento political scene? Budget smudget, it'd put us on the global love map!

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