Sarkozy miffed at Ryanair ad
Sarkozy's spokesman assailed as "unacceptable" an ad campaign for budget airline Ryanair featuring a picture of the French leader and his girlfriend Carla Bruni
PARIS, January 28, 2008 - President Nicolas Sarkozy's spokesman on Monday
assailed as "unacceptable" an ad campaign for budget airline Ryanair featuring
a picture of the French leader and his girlfriend Carla Bruni.
In the advertisement published in the popular daily Le Parisien, Bruni and
Sarkozy are seen smiling dreamily as a caption next to Bruni reads: "With
Ryanair, my whole family can come to my wedding."
Elysee spokesman David Martinon said: "We are looking at all possible legal
venues because this is unacceptable."
Sarkozy, who turned 53 on Monday, told a news conference this month that
his relationship with Bruni was "serious" and suggested they planned to marry.
Sarkozy met the 40-year-old model-turned-singer-songwriter in November and
the couple have since travelled to Egypt and Jordan on vacation together.
In October, Sarkozy became the first French president to divorce while in
office when he ended his stormy 11-year marriage to his second wife Cecilia.
Last month, Ryanair reached an out-of-court settlement with Sweden's former
prime minister Georan Persson for using his picture in an ad campaign without