Bush Gushes About Carla
Prez: French first lady 'really smart'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 15, 2008 7:25 AM CDT
President Bush reacts as he greets guests after speaking at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Friday, June 13, 2008, in Paris.    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – President Bush today complimented Nicolas Sarkozy on his wife, calling her “a really smart, capable woman,” the BBC reports. “I can see why you married her,” he added. In Paris as part of his European tour, Bush called the French president by his first name and noted that “America’s first friend was France” in a press conference that focused on warm relations between the countries.