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Heartbreaker: Jacques Chirac mauled by poodle

And no, it's not a joke. The former French President has been mauled by his poodle.

Former French President Jacques Chirac was rushed to a hospital after being mauled by his pet dog who is being treated for depression, in a dramatic incident that rattled the ex-president's wife.

The couple's white Maltese poodle, called Sumo, has a history of frenzied fits and became increasingly prone to making "vicious, unprovoked attacks" despite receiving treatment with anti-depressants, Chirac's wife Bernadette said.

"If you only knew! I had a dramatic day yesterday," she told VSD magazine. "Sumo bit my husband!"

Mrs. Chirac, 74, did not reveal where the former president was bitten, but said, "the dog went for him for no apparent reason."

Somehow, it doesn't surprise me that a poodle was able to maul a former President of France.

Hat Tip: Right Wing News


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Mrs. Chirac, 74, d... (Below threshold)
Marc:
Mrs. Chirac, 74, did not reveal where the former president was bitten, but said, "the dog went for him for no apparent reason."
It goes without saying Chirac's nutsack wasn't a target rich environment.
Oh, come on! Dave Noble pos... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Oh, come on! Dave Noble posted a very funny comment here! I just saw it 10 minutes ago! It was funny! Come on, maggie! Lighten up!

Not much for joking about s... (Below threshold)
Shawn:

Not much for joking about something like this, at least not knowing how serious the man's injuries are.

2 years ago, we had just rescued a Shepard/Greyhound mix. To make a long story short, about 8 months into it, he bit me in my face, tearing a huge chunk out of my forehead, and ripping off 25% of my upper lip.

100 stiches later from a plastic surgeon who I will only refer to as a miricle worker now, and you can't even tell.

One neat tidbit: My other dog, aside from lapping up the blood on the floor, decided to eat the missing piece of lip.

And yes, we still have the dog, and he is the sweetest animal alive.

Where did my post go? I wou... (Below threshold)
Dave Noble:

Where did my post go? I would be glad to repost it.

For that matter where did maggie's post go?

Good post, Shawn.Y... (Below threshold)
Dave Noble:

Good post, Shawn.

Your love for your dogs is beyond my comprehension. And that's not a criticism.

Dave,Much apprecia... (Below threshold)
Shawn:

Dave,

Much appreciative.

It was an "interesting" experience that I would not wish on my worst enemy.

My youngest brother was att... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

My youngest brother was attacked by our neighbour's retarded cocker spaniel. It sunk its tooth into his eye socket above his eyeball and would not let go. Their pit bull ran upstairs from its room in the basement (thing had its own playroom full of mangled toys) and bit the spaniel's neck and chased it away. The spaniel was put down; the pit bull was rented out to impregnate some lucky lady pit bull. That is how you reward good behaviour.

Damn.Maggie, can y... (Below threshold)
Shawn:

Damn.

Maggie, can you unpublish one of my duplicate comments..

Thanks!

-Shawn

Thanks, Maggie!</p... (Below threshold)
Shawn:

Thanks,

Maggie!

Shawn,And what nef... (Below threshold)
Dave Noble:

Shawn,

And what nefarious censorship role does maggie play?

Maggie,

If in fact you removed my comment, you abused your discretion. The only vulgarity I used was the same one Marc used, which can now still be seen at the top of this post. I threw his own crudeness back in his face. Please justify your double-standard, that let's his post stand and mine be removed.
I thought we were on the American, not the Chinese portion of the internet.

Real poodles are big dogs, ... (Below threshold)
epador:

Real poodles are big dogs, and they can do a lot of damage. Don't diss them. But it does sound funny, Cassie.

On the other hand:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGoYViSWRx8

Dave Noble,Wi... (Below threshold)
maggie:


Dave Noble,
Wizbang is not a democracy.

Maggie: Perhaps you ... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Maggie:
Perhaps you are unaware that it's the "trolls" who make these comment pages interesting. Do you really think that you'd get 165 comments all saying, "me, too!", or do you acknowledge that someone has to be the contrarian?
The website I visit that led me here is visited daily by your little demi-god, Jay Tea. No one ever deletes his comments on that site, a decidedly left-leaning site.
I've noticed that whenever you remove a comment arbitrarily, your rationale is "Wizbang is not a democracy."
OK, then what is it? An echo chamber? A forum for people so cowardly they can't stand up to reasoned argument?
I'll bet you remove this. But, for the few minutes it remains in place, let it be known that, if you delete it, you are a coward. Your "writers" who appeal to you for protection against those meanie liberals are cowards. And Kevin is a coward. I double-dog dare you not to delete it. But you will, you coward.
depp=true
notiz=Nah, you're not worth it. /coup stick

Wow! If this story doesn't ... (Below threshold)

Wow! If this story doesn't illustrate why we should NOT want to become more like Europeans, I don't know what would.
http://www.rightklik.net/

And Kevin is a cow... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
And Kevin is a coward.

So much for the "interesting" troll. The only thing worth noting is how you destroyed your argument like a gnawing drone.

So saith La Medusa, the pat... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

So saith La Medusa, the patron saint of Youtube videos explaining how everyone but La Medusa is a dupe of....someone.

d nobel - "I threw his ... (Below threshold)
Marc:

d nobel - "I threw his own crudeness back in his face."

Why toss it back at me, it wasn't directed at you or anyone else here.

Gee, maybe, could be that's the reason you got the ole heave-ho?

Wait.... "nobel," mightn't you be french (lower case intentional)?

P.S. It's been 16 minutes, maggie's not a "coward" yet.

PP.S. You note a lwft/liberal site where opposite vices aren't deleted, better look further like Wizbangs sister site "Blue," or the DKos Kiddies, Atrios, and on... and on... and on.

Just as I thought, you cowa... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Just as I thought, you cowards.
depp=true
notiz=May all your toilet paper be brown waxed paper.

And 17 minutes later, Maggi... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

And 17 minutes later, Maggie is, indeed, a coward. And so is Kevin. And so is everyone here who is afraid -- of me? Haw Haw!
depp=true
notiz=Lord Haw Haw.

Okay.... (Below threshold)
maggie:

Okay.

So saith La Medusa... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
So saith La Medusa, the patron saint of Youtube videos explaining how everyone but La Medusa is a dupe of....someone.

Which youtube video, Bruce, or are you just proving further your immature behavior with no ability to refute the information? No one should trust their back with you, a twinkie a powerful shield doth not make. Screwball.

But they delete co... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
But they delete comments here for WINNING THE ARGUMENT.

No, Bruce. Nonsensical insults toward the bloggers that are without substance that prattle on. That's what gets deleted. Now, which video are you talking about so you can back up some shred of an argument?

This will sound crazy, but ... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

This will sound crazy, but a guy I hunted with once had a poodle that was a birding fool. Not one of the miniatures, but a full-size, pure bred poodle. It was a better bird dog than half the black labs I saw in the field that day.

We busted his balls when that thing jumped out of the kennel but it more that held its own in the field.

I'd wager getting mauled by a full-size poodle (~20 inches at the shoulders and ~65 pounds) is about the same as being mauled by a doberman. I've got no love for Chirac but not all poodles are sissy lap dogs.

Check that, a Maltese poodl... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

Check that, a Maltese poodle is a little snot easily thrown or punted across the room. That is indeed pretty embarrassing.

Somehow, it doesn't surp... (Below threshold)

Somehow, it doesn't surprise me that a poodle was able to maul a former President of France.

Here's a picture of the beast, to give you some idea of its size. It's what Obama recently described as a "little yappy dog."

Baron, you're right about s... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Baron, you're right about standard poodles. They're highly intelligent dogs too. If I remember correctly, poodles were originally bred for hunting.

by his pet dog who... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:
by his pet dog who is being treated for depression

His dog is being treated for depression ???

WTH ? Is Pup's upset because his mother was a bitch ? Maybe just doing cognitive therapy because giving anti-depressants to a dog would be just silly.

An old man got injured by a... (Below threshold)
Dave Noble:

An old man got injured by a dog. What's funny about that? That he's French? That it was a little dog?

The guy is 74, Baron. We'll see how quick your reflexes are when you're that age.

I have a theory of why the ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I have a theory of why the lefties are more bombastic then in the past. They realized that they and their party have to stand on their own. Their actions will be judged quickly and heavily. The shoe is on the other foot and they do not like it. What a good day. ww

Can the USA give a medal to... (Below threshold)
chsw:

Can the USA give a medal to this dog?

chsw

If the dog were a Dachshund... (Below threshold)
libertarianjim:

If the dog were a Dachshund or German Shepherd, would he have surrendered then collaborated in his own mauling?




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