French President Nicolas Sarkozy has already famously been called “Sarko the American,” but the campaign team behind his challenger François Hollande (pictured) found another brand of international insult to toss at the incumbent and see if it sticks in time to do damage at the polls in April. Specifically, Hollande’s campaign manager went after Sarkozy on the subject of immigration, comparing him to — mon dieu! — a certain kind of British leader. –KA

The Telegraph:

“I had the impression I was listening not to a French president, because a French president is someone who always wants to construct Europe, to build it, to take it forward, but almost a British Prime Minister, a Conservative,” he said on France 2 state TV.

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