Skip to comments.Valérie Trierweiler may revolutionise role of France's first lady
Posted on 05/06/2012 12:32:35 PM PDT by Perdogg
If François Hollande has styled himself as Mr Normal recently photographed buying fruit compote in a Paris supermarket and saying he would continue to do so after he's elected "if the fridge is empty" his partner, Valérie Trierweiler, could revolutionise the unofficial role of France's first lady.
If, as she has promised, the 46-year-old journalist keeps her contract for the magazine Paris Match and continues to work, it would be the first time a president's partner has held down a regular job and salary. Her role as a journalist would make this juggling act even more tricky. For 20 years, she covered French politics for Paris Match, and also recently hosted her own politics show on cable. During the early days of the campaign, she reconverted to the culture beat, arguing there was no conflict of interest with the arts world, although she was furious when Paris Match put her on its cover under the headline "Hollande's charming asset".
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Some artsyfartsy folks are simply beyond believing there are any bad people but bad patrons who don't pay enough.
Then, there's Hollande himself, standing there staring at fruit:
Probably not an idea that will last long either.
I think shes far more attractive than the plastic Bruni.
if anything, Hollande is a Socialist just like all the leading French Socialists over the last 60+ years.
He’s had all the proper political education, training and administrative positions for a French President. And, he and his wife are oh-so-modern. In sum, he’s from the same old leftist-elitist class that has always ruled France.
Will we also get to meet his other revolutionary life partners, mistresses and concubines?
And with the financial situation in Europe, it won’t take long for the radicals and loonies to come out of the woodwork. They’re never that far out of view anyway...
What an example to set for a nation! Install himself in the Presidential palace with a woman who is not his wife!
François Hollande is a disgraceful example. He is 57, never married, but fathered four children with his previous "companion' Segolène Royal.
Hollande just finished his acceptance speech, highly partisan, ungracious, and full of socialist platitudes and banalities.
You can google (or other web search) her:
Not a bad looking woman either, but that’s besides the point. She and Hollande’ are hard-core socialists, not just the effete milquetoast socialists who just want to “spread the wealth around” a little bit like Mitterrand while living in rather high-spending comfort. No, here we’re talking doctrinaire socialists coming out of the foment of the 60’s and early 70’s socialists here. I would not be surprised to see Hollande appoint known communists to his cabinet.
The Socialists will preside over (and be responsible for) the total economic collapse of France.
Yes, and her mother smells like elderberries.
He borroed his accpetance speech from Obama....
The new President of the French Republic, has arrived in the main square of his hometown of Tulle.
He tells the crowd:
....” France has voted for CHANGE. .....the preservation of our social model to... Give Everyone Equal Access To Public Services.”......There must be an. ..”Ecological Transition...” and a “REORIENTAION OF EUROPE”...
Yes indeed...and in 6 months they'll be in the streets protesting.
This is a sad day for France...it will impact all of Europe and the USA.
New World Order is fast approaching as people are blind to the outcome of what that will mean.
We will undoubtedly be treated to an endless streams of Hollande looking at things.
I agree with you Mamzelle (although we’re probably in the minority).
CB has had WAAYYYYYYYY too much Botox; she had the “constantly scared” look on her face.
That grimace looks a little sour.
The Germans will purchase large portions of France so that when they return it will be as landlords.
When his communist thrust does what communist thrusts will, are they going to show him in the same store gawking at shelves that are now empty?
But you don't see the resemblance in every photo of her.
Does she shave yet?
Depending where, I hope not.
No, they won’t, and here’s why:
The Germans, when polled, don’t like the idea of Germany bailing out these spendthrift nations. The schemes that have been proffered by the EU elites to prop up these bankrupt nations is to a) get a whole bunch of money from Germany, b) lever it up, c) use it to bail out the bankers and political hacks who borrowed from the bankers.
All of this ends up debasing the currency and resulting in inflation.
The Germans are hyper-sensitive and skeptical about anything that smacks of “inflate your way out of debt,” because they see that this tactic led to the election of the little Austrian watercolor artist and his buddies in the 30’s... and that didn’t work out so well for Germany.
In this weekend’s local elections in Schleswig-Holstein:
We see two things:
1. Merkel’s coalition appears to have come undone, which leaves them either scrabbling around to make promises to glue together a coalition with other parties less friendly to bailouts of deadbeat countries in the EU,
2. The rise out of nowhere of a whole new political party, the Pirate Party, who won about 8% of the vote with only two real positions in their party platform. This rapid rise from seemingly nowhere, of a party with no real fiscal platform, indicates that people are increasingly PO’ed at how the ruling coalition is handling financial matters.
Any way one looks at it, the votes this past weekend in Europe indicate one consistent theme so far as I can see it: People are tired of giving and receiving bailouts to keep the Euro afloat. The Germans don’t want to fund this nonsense, and the recipients of German bailout funds don’t like the conditions placed upon them for using said bailout monies.
I’m not talking about a “bail out”, I’m talking about a “buy out”, with the Germans owning France.
With the Socialists back in, watch for more sucking up to the muzzie mobs and France being emptied of its Jews as they flee to a much safer place, Israel.
But she’s a nasty socialist which is far uglier than any homely looks could ever be.
Merci, Cincinna. You’ve done us a service today. Just having to listen to Hollande would drive me to the bottle. A large part of his constituency hate the country that succors them. We’ll have to wait and see what their candidate does to the place.
The Germans don’t want to bail out or own any more stuff, period. They don’t want to spend their money either bailing out or buying out anyone else.
The German government is already raising taxes on young people and cutting benefits for their social welfare schemes. Now the Germans are being told that they have to spend their sovereign funds to prop up (through one scheme or another) these other countries in the EU. They increasingly want none of this, and today’s election results for a political party that has no “serious” platform shows that more and more Germans don’t trust the political leadership (regardless of party) who keep touting the Euro and “fraternity of Europe” twaddle that was rammed down their throats without a vote.
The reason Hitler rose to power is exactly because of the fractious nature of the European parliamentary system. The Pirate Party is just another bunch of noisome, radical socialists. Take a look at the election results. The attempt to satisfy every political whim in the marketplace without using the marketplace is the failure of rational governance.
Somebody isn’t going to be happy in politics. You get full or nearly full satisfaction only in the marketplace. Liberals try to pretend that they can do it in government. They’re wrong.
Hence the brilliance of our Founders in having a narrowly defined and strictly limited federal government.
They’re not married. That’s how far France has fallen. When we talk conservative in France it’s like they’re calling Bill Clinton conservative.