Artist Makes French Politicians Slightly Less Insufferable

This would never happen in America: "The two main candidates in this spring’s presidential election took a break from their mudslinging to crow. 'This is a tremendous success for the French cinema,' exclaimed President Nicolas Sarkozy on RTL radio Monday morning. 'I adored The Artist of course.' François Hollande, the Socialist challenger, said on his Web site, 'Bravo to the entire cast of the film, and bravo to French cinema.'" [NYT]