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(French) First Lady Keeps Career, but Choice Stirs Unease
The New York Times ^ | June 6, 2012 | MAĻA de la BAUME

Posted on 06/07/2012 4:21:27 PM PDT by Cincinna

The companion of the new French president has finally found a role for herself, but her choice is getting mixed reviews.

Valérie Trierweiler, the partner and closest confidante of President François Hollande, said she wanted to continue working as a journalist, prompting some to complain about the potential conflict of interest.

Ms. Trierweiler has covered political and cultural issues for Paris Match magazine for more than 20 years. Since Mr. Hollande took office, she negotiated with the magazine to continue to contribute book and art reviews and other cultural coverage a few times a month.

“It’s an unprecedented situation,” Olivier Royan, the chief editor of Paris Match, said in a telephone interview. “But it is her own choice of career, and it isn’t a professional mistake because Ms. Trierweiler has been a real professional for 22 years.”

On Thursday, her first piece as first lady will appear: a review of a French book by Claude-Catherine Kiejman about Eleanor Roosevelt, who while at the White House wrote a column about her daily life and views on social and political issues.

“Well! Will you look at that? A first lady who is also a journalist isn’t a novelty,” Ms. Trierweiler wrote in her article

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; france; germany; hollande; russia; socialist; unitedkingdom; valerietrierweiler

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This pushy dame is no lady! First Girlfriend? First Mistress? The Socialists are going back to the monarchy of the Ancient Régime even though the official portrait of Hollande looks more like the Elysée gardener than the Head of State.


1 posted on 06/07/2012 4:21:34 PM PDT by Cincinna
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To: Cincinna; afraidfortherepublic; mojo114; seenenuf; LucyT; Think free or die; DollyCali; ...

What a conflict of interest! A monarchy indeed.

Even the left is against Valerie, and her pompous pushiness and arrogance.
Jean Quatremer, a journalist for the leftwing newspaper Libération, who recently wrote a book called “Sex, Lies and the Media,” called it “astonishing.”

“When you decide to be with a politician or with a journalist, you know what it involves,” Mr. Quatremer said.

Even if Ms. Trierweiler does not cover politics, Mr. Quatremer said, culture is a very political issue in France. “We tend to forget that the French president is a king,” he said. “And the state is largely involved in culture.”


2 posted on 06/07/2012 4:26:58 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

They should have figured her out after the WhiteHouse visit. She wore sky-high 670.oo shoes only to look like a street walker attending a ladies luncheon.

They will wish for the days they had Carla to kick around.

France is usually all that and a bag of chips in fashion but the First Tramp of France isn’t going to win them any prizes. The Brits own it now... Kate is tops!


3 posted on 06/07/2012 5:05:09 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic
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4 posted on 06/07/2012 5:07:10 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Cincinna; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Cincinna.


5 posted on 06/07/2012 5:42:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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I'm not too sure this thread would have been useless without pics.
Paperblog

6 posted on 06/07/2012 5:57:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cincinna; BillyBoy; GeronL; GOPsterinMA; Perdogg; unkus; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale; sickoflibs; ...

First lady? LOL.

Were the mistresses of all those French Kings called Queen?

Does this make Hollande’s ex-”parnter” and baby mama the equivalent of Catherine of Aragon?

Was Monica Lewinsky our first lady?

I don’t want to insult her, she’s ok looking, but calling her first lady?


7 posted on 06/07/2012 6:09:50 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Cincinna

First Tramp.


8 posted on 06/07/2012 6:18:04 PM PDT by Notwithstanding (Christ Jesus Victor, Ruler, Lord and Redeemer!)
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To: Cincinna; 007girl; 1_Rain_Drop; 2nd amendment mama; AbolishCSEU; abner; afraidfortherepublic; ...

Valerie=\Fashion

France's newest first Mistress wore vertiginous heels to try and meet Michelle Obama eye-to-eye on the White House tour

More Champagne Socialist hypocrisy, La Gauche Caviar at it's very worst! 

At the G8 summit, Mrs Trierweiler strutted out next to the other First Ladies, all in their sensible mid-height heels, in YSL Tribute sandals ($1095) the shoe I would characterise as the designer-brand luxury stiletto of the 2000's, or "hooker" shoes. This follows her  earlier appearence in another pair of YSLs even more extreme, the Palais model at $970. 




NIGHT AND DAY THE LADY AND THE TRAMP



THE KISS: Yuck!>


TWIN CABOOSES>


9 posted on 06/07/2012 8:09:15 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: All

FASHION ICON OF 2012

VOTE

VALERIE

MOOCHELLE-ANTOINETTE

KATE MIDDLETON
  

I cast my vote for Kate for her understated, classic look with a fresh young twist. Kate has re-energized the British fashion industry and the economy.  A lovely role model!


10 posted on 06/07/2012 8:46:25 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

Seeing Kate in her classy look and cute figure almost makes me want to put away the potato chips! :D


11 posted on 06/07/2012 11:38:53 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (I just try to stay out of the fray...)
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To: CAluvdubya

I know. That girl just looks great in everything Can’t take a bad picture, and yet so natural looking. Even those wacky Englush hats look adorable on her.
She is becoming a real trendsetter in fashion. Young girls now all want to look like Kate, not like little hookers.
There is a fun blog called What Kate Wore
http:www.whatkatewore.com
On FB too. Enjoy!


12 posted on 06/07/2012 11:54:37 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

I wouldn’t call Bruni a lady. Check into her history. I predict she’s even too much the slut for Sarkozi now that she’s older


13 posted on 06/09/2012 8:53:41 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Cincinna

I know. It takes real panache to pull off a hat! And she does just that. I do hope this fashion leader is not
one ofThose Girls whose aperitif is a couple of fingers in the ladies room...she has that bulimic look...


14 posted on 06/09/2012 8:58:43 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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