- Reporter's Notebook: Germany is a Guy, France is a Woman
First Lady Laura Bush is in France on what the French press is calling a -fence-mending tour of Europe.- Though she may have held out her hand to Jacques Chirac, the last time President Bush had the chance, he gave the French President the cold shoulder. That was a stark contrast to the -muscular handshake- Bush exchanged with Germany-s Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. New York Times reporter Nina Bernstein thinks she knows why.
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