Sacrebleu! France has again fallen out of favor with America’s leadership. French President Nicolas Sarkozy is irritated by what he perceives to be the “herd mentality” of many world nations’ media outlets praising President Obama. His comments about Obama’s lack of experience, ambivalence and inefficiency on a myriad of issues have resonated through a commentator close to the Elysée Palace. Sarcozy did not limit his criticism; other salvos denigrated José Manuel Barroso (President of the European Commission), Angela Merkel (German Chancellor) and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (Spain’s Prime Minister). French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner brushed off Sarcozy’s attack against Zapatero in an attempt to reaffirm France’s “excellent” relations with Spain.