French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni were spotted vacationing in the south of France earlier this week.
Let me pose this question: If an American first lady wore this on vacation, what would happen? All hell would break loose, that's what would happen. It became a major news story when Barack Obama was photographed in very average looking swim trunks. American presidents don't swim, they bowl. Or golf. Swimming is so... European. Meaning pretentious. We've only recently graduated from Foldgers to lattès and cappucinos, so seeing our leaders in skimpy bathing suits makes our Puritan background rear it's ugly head.
Perhaps bathing suits is the new lattè?