There's nothing sweeter than a dad talking about his little girl (or girls). That's why I love this story about Obama rubbing elbows with French president Nicolas Sarkozy at the G20 summit.
As a father of two daughters, Obama was happy to congratulate Sarkozy on the birth of his new baby girl, Giulia, with model Carla Bruni, and to offer his own, experienced take on parenting ...
"So now we share one of the greatest challenges and blessings in life, and that is being fathers to our daughters," he said.
Aw, sweet. Then came Obama's petit plaisanter regarding Sarkozy's, uh, good looks ...
“I want to congratulate Nicolas and Carla on the birth of Giulia. And I informed Nicolas on the way in that I was confident Giulia inherited her mother’s looks, rather than her father’s, which I think is an excellent thing.”
Mon Dieu, Obama is at his most handsome when he's being effortlessly witty. Ah, just another day in politics! We joke, we talk about beautiful women, we look sophisticated and sexy in our well-tailored suits. Hey, if our politicians can't be effective, they should at least be glamorous. Both Michelle and Carla would look lovely in pillbox hats and oversized sunglasses.
All that's missing is the Serge Gainsbourg soundtrack.
Is your daughter a daddy's girl?
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