It is well-known that French President Nicolas Sarkozy is a bit sensitive about being 5′ 5” tall. He often stands on his toes for pictures or uses a box. He has, however, come up with a new idea. If you can make yourself taller, you can make the world smaller. Reporters have learned that for a recent speech at the Faurecia motor technology plant near Caen in Normandy, Sarkozy’s people rounded up any workers shorter than the president (no easy task) to stand behind him. The result was the new towering Sarkozy — a giant among his Lilliputian workers.
Napoleon Bonaparte was actually taller than Sarkozy by two inches at 5 feet, 7 inches. That raises the intriguing question of whether Napoleon actually had a “Sarkozy Complex.”
Here is an actual tape of Sarkozy’s appearance in a diplomatic event:
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