October 24, 2008

Just in time for Halloween!!

Source:  Reuters
Photo:  Ilustrative photo (from the article)

"French President Nicolas Sarkozy has threatened to sue a publishing company unless it withdraws a Sarkozy doll that comes with a "voodoo manual" instructing readers to plant pins in it, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
The doll is emblazoned with some of Sarkozy's most famous quotes such as "Get lost you pathetic arsehole" -- his words to a bystander who refused to shake his hand at a farm show last year. Readers are encouraged to plant pins in the quotes.

"Nicolas Sarkozy has instructed me to remind you that, whatever his status and fame, he has exclusive and absolute rights over his own image," lawyer Thierry Herzog wrote to publishers K&B in a letter published by newspaper Le Monde.

Confirming details to Reuters, Herzog said Sarkozy would sue the publishing firm if it didn't respond and pull the product. K&B has issued 20,000 copies of the manual and doll."


debi_in_Hawaii said...

I've seen one like that in Barnes & Noble, but of SOMEBODY ELSE!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Starman said...

It seems to me that M. Sarkozy would be better served if he were to laugh it of instead threatening to sue. My understanding is that his rating haven't been too high of recent times.