The Sarkozys Arrive In New York; Will They Meet the Palins?

First lady of France Carla Bruni-Sarkozy arrived in New York Monday morning with her husband, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, for the opening session of the UN General Assembly.

Being a pair of regular old tourists in the big city, the two went for a morning jog in Midtown–"Bruni turned heads in a skintight sports top that bared her washboard belly as the seemingly winded president struggled to keep up in an oversized soccer jersey that covered a pair of way-too-short shorts," the Post reported–visited the Guggenheim, and then headed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a luncheon for the White House Symposium on Advancing Global Literacy.

At night, the pair dined at Cipriani in Midtown, where Mr. Sarkozy was awarded an Eli Wiesel Foundation Humanitarian Award. (Also present were Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas.)

The couple will reportedly have an equally busy schedule today as the French president speaks at the General Assembly on behalf of the European Union. 

But there’s another famous political woman in town this week: Alaskan governor and Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who arrived last night with husband Todd and infant son Trig.

Ms. Palin is scheduled for two days of meetings with world leaders. And while Mr. Sarkozy is not part of her released schedule, might there be a chance that the Palins from Wasilla encounter the Sarkozys from Paris? 

We hope so! We’re picturing it like a scene from Wife Swap where the two sets of spouses are seated across from each other, having a civil discussion until someone inevitably loses their temper and storms off. And while Ms. Bruni-Sarkozy might be tall, beautiful, a singer, and, ahem, a former supermodel, Ms. Palin was a runner-up in the Miss Alaska beauty pageant, eats moose burgers and, she can shoot guns!

Something tells us the husbands might take the back seat in our fantasy. 





The Sarkozys Arrive In New York; Will They Meet the Palins?