You would think that after wooing and winning one of the world’s most beautiful women, Nicolas Sarkozy would have no problems with his self-image.
However you’d be selling his vanity a bit short.
The 5ft 5ins French president Nicolas Sarkozy had a custom-built lectern especially flown to America so that he would not look too small when delivering a keynote speech.
Aides made sure that the wooden stand was packed into his official plane which arrived in New York from Paris on Sunday.
It was specially designed to allow him to ‘look authoritative and statesman-like’ when he addressed academics and students at Columbia University in New York City yesterday.. No mention of a little tiny French teleprompter……. All Show No Go…