Big mouth strikes again (Photo: The Council of the European Union)

Sarkozy insults EU colleagues and US leader at lunch

Nicholas Sarkozy, the talkative and not infrequently tactless French president, has once again been robustly, awkwardly blunt.

His style, which has seen the politician call impoverished suburban youth "scum" and tell a heckler to "sod off, asshole," normally brings a smile to the kind of conservative voters who find it refreshing to hear a politician abandon the langue du bois, or "wooden speaking style" historically used by the country's leaders.

But this time those whom ...

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