French Prime Minister, Nicolas Sarkozy, or"Sarko l'Americain" as he is affectionately known by compatriots announced today that he would commission a new statue for President Bush, "The Statue of Posers."
The new statue would be a gift from France to the president and stand over 350 feet tall, weighing 100 pounds and depicting the president in his moment of glory on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln giving a thumbs up with Navy pilots after the Iraq War was supposedly over.
Analysts say that this kind of humor between the men is a good sign and should usher in better Franco-American relations.
"Sarko l'Americain" said that he would commission the Auguste Rodin Corporation of Paris to create the statue and ship it over in pieces on a French frigate much like the Statue of Liberty was transported over 100 years ago.
The Prime minister is currently visiting the president on a trip of good will and is scheduled to go mountain biking with the president this weekend on his Crawford, Texas ranch.
Critics of the French BM are surprised and say they don't know what all the merriment and good will is about on the part of the French BM.
"The new French administration's change of attitude is remarkable," says Bernard Va chier, a former editor with newspaper Je t'emmerde.
"For the first time, in France we have a president who is a militant for good Franco-American relations," says Va chier. "There has always been this latent, irrational anti-Americanism within French society toward the French fry capital of the world, America and it was only exacerbated by the miscreant Bush."
But supporters of the French prime minister say that "Sarko l'Americain" wants a piece of the American pie and points to his background as a French business lawyer as a possible influence.
"Nicolas has a weakness for skinny, blonde hair, blue-eyed beauties that America seems to be full of," said one French supporter. "I don't know what the American president has promised him, but it could be a Trojan horse."
Sarcozy, of course, is currently separated from his wife.
But French skeptics say that supporters are confused and ask the question, "How do we know those skinny, blond haired, blue-eyed beauties are not just French fries that the new BM is after?"
Since it was off the coast of California that Bush joined the crew on the USS Abraham Lincoln, the statue will stand in the San Francisco Bay Harbor and be made of Styrofoam with the following words unscripted on it's base:
"Show me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
And I will annihilate them.
Send these, the blameless and misfortunate,
And I will torture them into confession with water boards!"