The French Have Better Presidents

12/17/2007 2:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Washington tongues have been wagging for months, saying that Laura Bush is going to dump King George as soon as his presidency ends -- in 399 days, but who's counting? The French prez hears a different drummer -- he dumped his wife last October and took up with a model/pop star!

L'Express magazine told French TV that President Nicolas Sarkozy, 52, is dating Carla Bruni, 38 -- and the two were seen at Disneyland near Paris this weekend. He's the first French prez to divorce in office. Wasn't this a movie with Michael Douglas? Bruni is an Italian tire heiress who had a hit record this year.

Ah, to be in France -- where love is free -- and they dump kings.