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French president almost sues over voodoo doll.

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Paris, France, October 23rd, 2008, (Reuters).- French president Nicolas Sarkozy almost sued a company that

The Sarkozy voodoo doll. The ad says "Offers 12 different ways to surrender. Baggette not included."

The Sarkozy voodoo doll. The ad says "Offers 12 different ways to surrender. Baggette not included."

sells voodoo dolls in his image along with pins to stick in them and a satirical biography, court officials said.

The same company also sells a similar kit with a doll resembling his model wife, Carla Bruni, which, not suprisingly, has had more success than Sarkozy’s.

The pins that are sold along with Sarkozy’s doll make it do several actions, like drop a gun or raise both hands in the air really fast. The doll has several built in voice messages. All of them say “I surrender” in over 10 languages.

Sarkozy’s lawyer, arguing that the president had the exclusive right to his image, had earlier called on the makers to withdraw the dolls from sale, but the company refused to do so.

Sarkozy’s legal team gave up when the company hired a German lawyer. A spokesfrench told the press “Oh, merde.”

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Written by Flippyman

October 23, 2008 at 7:44 pm