Washington (CNN) - A new book reveals an unusually personal–and apparently awkward–moment during the first encounter between First Lady Michelle Obama and France's First Lady, Carla Bruni.
The book's author, Newsweek editor Jonathan Alter, writes that Bruni, "delighted in telling friends that she shocked Michelle Obama at their first meeting."
Alter describes the meeting between the first ladies in which Bruni boasted that she and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, "once kept another foreign leader waiting while they finished having sex."
"Bruni wanted to know if, like the Sarkozys, Michelle and the president had ever kept anyone waiting that way," Alter writes. "Michelle laughed nervously and said no."
The book, "The Promise: President Obama, Year One," was obtained by CNN in advance of its May 18 release.
The Frenchie has a model wife who knew
This is what I love about the French, they are so openly honest and have such a keen sense of humor. We could learn a lot from them instead of taking such a hostile and hypocritical opinion of others.
That is pretty hilarious.
Michele wasn't shocked just embarassed. That Ms. Bruni would say something that personal is unbelievable. That's hardly something you would asked someone you've just met. Can we say high class trash.. Carla?
French first lady Carla Bruni, is crude. Mrs. Obama is a lady!
Easy to see who has the class. Bruni is self-serving and tacky.
Ah, the French ... so classy ...
how common of Bruni. how awkward for Michelle Obama.
Way to stay classy, Frenchy!!!
Okay... And this juicy gossip is significant to Mr. Obama's first year as leader of the most powerful country in the world? Dishing gossip like this makes Mrs. Obama seem pathetic and low-class.
But, I guess it's important to detract America's attention away from Mr. Obama's fulfilling the George Bush's legacy and eliminating all Constitutional rights and promoting torture around the world. Mr. Obama will leave a very large legacy – a dictatorial regime that Hitler and Stalin would be proud of. A vote for Mr. Obama turned out to be a vote for communisim.
I have never thought the sexual behavior, straight, gay, fast, slow, rough, simple, whatever, was any of my business. I have also wondered why some people just can't stop from letting everyone know all about their it. I can't call it bragging because they make themselves look so stupid. Good grief Ms. Bruni, why do you think anyone cares?
Madame Sarkozy has some issues. Well, maybe in Europe that's not racey, but here, that is not de rigeur. I can't say I've ever known any Europeans who were that open about sex that they'd blurt something like that out upon first meeting someone. It's none of your business, Carla. Maybe Ms. Bruni should have married Silvio Berlusconi, since he's as inappropriate as she is.
Also, Ms. Bruni, you owe me one bottle of mind bleach. Ms. Bruni is attractive, but her husband - decidedly not. Thinking of the two of them is kind of icky. Mind bleach, please.
Wow....isn't it nice to hear of that discussion and not be grossed out by the thought of either couple being intimate! World leaders actually young enough to still have a sex life!
First lady Michelle Obama has class.
This makes clear that Michelle Obama is a world class leader and not simply a woman behind a closed bedroom door. Bruni has no class and is brash and crude to display it. Unfortunately not a role model for any woman.
And the French wonder why the rest of the world sees them as arrogant...
The French just went up a notch in my book...
Vive la France! Oui Oui...Why am I not surprised? Maybe its because they're French.
Of course she was shocked – Michelle Obama has class.