"I challenge anyone who has come up close to him not to be impressed."--Yasmina Reza.
Ms. Reza says that while Président Sarkozy is an impatient over-achiever, she had not seen him have any angry outburst.
This all bodes well for France; an exceedingly dynamic leader with a great deal of passion for all that he does is the beginning of a propitious new era.
Postscript: Apparently, the story of some retouching on photos of the president has burgeoned. People, get your priorities straight: for one thing, there is no magazine with a feature story in which the principles have NOT been retouched in some way. Take it from me--I was in that industry in New York City for many years. And, it is much ado about nothing--I despair of the present human condition! What is truly shameful is the public's concentration on such a detail. Sure, someone made a molehill out of what may have been a more like a mountain, but making a mountain out of a molehill is idiotic.