This video says about itself:
Obviously drunk. This video was recorded during a press conference held by recently elected French president Nicolas Sarkozy during the G8 summit on june 2007. …
French TV did not release this video (this recording comes from a Belgian TV show). Sarkozy said many times during the campaign drinking goes “against (his) lifestyle” and that he never drinks alcohol.
From British daily The Guardian:
Sarkozy spends £250,000 of EU budget on shower he did not use
Audit slams ‘opaque’ accounting as French EU presidency found to have spent £160m on events and refurbishment
Wednesday 28 October 2009
French financial watchdogs slammed Nicolas Sarkozy for spending £160m during his country’s six-month stint in charge of the EU – including £250,000 on a personal presidential shower that he never used.
The vast expense is set out in a report blaming poor management and a lack of transparency by the president’s staff.
Costs soared because so many of the EU-related events were organised at the last minute, said the report.
On one occasion Sarkozy triggered the cancellation of an entire EU event he was due to host in Evian, because he wanted to sleep in his own bed at the Élysée palace. By then, hundreds of journalists, EU officials and national delegations had either already arrived in Evian or were on their way. …
Figures show that previous French EU presidencies were much cheaper – £12m in 1995, and £54m in 2000.