Tuesday, August 5, 2008

More Things Sarkozy: The Son and His Scooter


There's always something with this guy. His ubiquity in the press also translates to ubiquity in my blog.... Sarkozy's quite the text, that's for sure. So, what's the news today?
Well, 'Sarkozy' news today revolves around his aesthetically superior blonde son, his lovely scooter, reckless driving, and that little concept called 'sense of entitlement.'
The premise of the article might seem inconsequential in the beginning. However, it does raise some valid questions.
Here it a bit:
"Jean Sarkozy has also been a beneficiary of his father’s power, it seems. When his motor scooter was stolen last year, the police recovered it quickly, even going to the extraordinary length of taking a DNA sample from his helmet. In 2005, he ran his scooter into the back of a BMW, according to a complaint brought by the car’s owner, M’Hamed Bellouti, who managed to catch the license plate number as the scooter sped away. The police failed to find the scooter, but the car owner’s insurance company did. Nevertheless, in a December 2007 trial, the complaint against Jean Sarkozy was dismissed.

Mr. Bellouti asked then: “Why is there a two-speed justice system? When they steal his scooter, they are full of zeal. When it hits my car, there is less zeal.”
Read more here.
graph per ny times

3 comments:

Dana said...

It's amazing how popular this guy is. I understand why Carla commands much attention, though....

Sra said...

An unfortunate truth about life and the luxuries afforded by status/wealth/fame. It's never going to be any different.

I've said before that if I were wealthy and famous, I would still pay for things (even though wealthy people always seem to be offered things for free), but sometimes I wonder if getting to the wealthy/famous status might not turn me into the type of person who feels entitled to freebies and special treatment. I can't be sure it wouldn't happen to me too.

JJ said...

Unfortunately, it's the same everywhere. A sense of entitlement translates equally in every culture, I suppose.