In The Promise, Alter claims that French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni kept a senior head of state waiting while they had sex, the Daily Mail UK reports. Although the French first couple is notoriously late, people are guessing that the "senior head of state" in question is Queen Elizabeth II.
Perhaps more interesting is how the topic came up: allegedly in a conversation between Bruni and Michelle Obama:
'Bruni wanted to know if, like the Sarkozys, Michelle and the President had ever kept anyone waiting that way,' writes Jonathan Alter, an influential American journalist in a new book about Barack Obama's presidency.
'Michelle laughed nervously and said no,' Alter adds, highlighting the racy side of Miss Bruni personality.
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