FRANCE: Guess Who Came To Dinner?

Ever since France's President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing announced on New Year's Eve that he would like to have dinner with a typical French family once a month to keep up with "the problems that concern Frenchmen of all professions," the Elysée Palace has been swamped with invitations. The very same night, one woman telephoned and told the duty officer at the palace: "Oh, please, tell the President to come right over. We're having oysters and turkey and would love to have him." Other offers were less polite, including some from Frenchmen who...

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