Skip to comments.French President Wants Private Lives Kept Private
Posted on 07/15/2012 6:41:46 PM PDT by Cincinna
The new French president, François Hollande, said Saturday that he had told those close to him to keep their private lives private and to resolve their conflicts away from the news media.
Mr. Hollande, who campaigned for Frances highest office on a pledge to be a normal president, has been embarrassed by the evident strain between his partner, Valérie Trierweiler, and his four children, whom he fathered with a former Socialist presidential candidate, Ségolène Royal.
Private affairs are resolved in private, Mr. Hollande said in a 45-minute, nationally televised interview on the French national holiday Bastille Day. And I have told this to those close to me, so they can scrupulously accept this principle.
He said he wanted to keep his public life as president separate from his private life, one reason the interview did not take place, he said, in the Élysée Palace
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He wanted the job and now he is stuck under the microscope.
Something must be just about ready to blow his administration to Kingdom come.
He wants his rich lifestyle kept out of the public eye. Socialism is for the people not the elites.
The sign of a “family” that has much to hide.
For one brief microsecond, I thought he meant that french commoners had a right to privacy.
I think I need better meds.
The french have a military? Or did they invite the German military to march; again?
Give France our great transparent Leader. Mr. Obama may want to be French next. Let him take the UN building with him.
Say what you will about Berlusconi, but at least he doesn’t try to hide the fact that he’s a bastard.
Lots of Luck trying to keep the British Tabloids from printing things that will sell papers. Fleet Street is filled with Sharks of a type extinct on our side of the pond. the New President of France is about to find out the difference from carping about things from a distance to being in charge at last. I don’t think he will be able to really do much but screw the poodle big time.
How do we say his name? Is it pronounced O’-land?
I meant o-LAND’?
Isn’t Hillary a bit long in the tooth for a ‘flip hairstyle?
Exactly! The H in French is always silent at the beginning of a word.
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