Sarkozy sues Ryanair over (cheesy) ad

There is never a dull moment with the current French president, is there. While the ex-French president Francois Mitterrand liked to keep his affairs private, Nicolas Sarkozy likes the spotlight. The only thing stopping him from becoming a total French stud, “le stud”, is a supermodel wrapped around him. Oh wait, he has managed to find one of those, too.

The drama of the week is this. Sarkozy and his ex-supermodel girlfriend Carla Bruni are suing the low-cost carrier Ryanair over a picture of the two of them used in a Ryanair ad in Le Parisien. Bruni is demanding 500,000 Euro (Which is apparently how much she normally charges for a photo. Isn’t she an EX-supermodel?) The modest Sarkozy is willing to settle for 1 Euro. I mean, the president can’t seem greedy. He is, after all, a man of principles.

Ryanair has apologized and offered to donate 5,000 Euro to a charity of Sarkozy’s choice. Let’s see, how about donating some to the Midlife Crisis Helpline?

(Per Reuters, the cartoon bubble above Bruni, the scion of a rich Italian industrial dynasty, says: “With Ryanair, my whole family can come to my wedding.”)