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French President Wants Private Lives Kept Private
The New York Times ^
| July 14, 2012
| STEVEN ERLANGER
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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: closet; closeted; france; gay; hollande; sarkozy; scandal
During the lavish Bastille Day military parade on Saturday, Ms. Trierweiler sat with the guests, not with Mr. Hollande. Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the wife of former President Nicolas Sarkozy, sat with her husband.
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posted on 07/15/2012 6:41:56 PM PDT
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He wanted the job and now he is stuck under the microscope.
posted on 07/15/2012 6:53:59 PM PDT
(Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
Something must be just about ready to blow his administration to Kingdom come.
posted on 07/15/2012 6:56:09 PM PDT
by E. Pluribus Unum
(Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
He wants his rich lifestyle kept out of the public eye. Socialism is for the people not the elites.
posted on 07/15/2012 6:57:01 PM PDT
(Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
The sign of a “family” that has much to hide.
posted on 07/15/2012 7:12:22 PM PDT
by Gay State Conservative
(Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
For one brief microsecond, I thought he meant that french commoners had a right to privacy.
I think I need better meds.
posted on 07/15/2012 7:22:43 PM PDT
by null and void
(Day 1271 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
During the lavish Bastille Day military parade ...
The french have a military? Or did they invite the German military to march; again?
posted on 07/15/2012 7:41:47 PM PDT
by Repeat Offender
(Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
Give France our great transparent Leader. Mr. Obama may want to be French next. Let him take the UN building with him.
posted on 07/15/2012 8:38:17 PM PDT
(Repeal the 17th, restore the Republic.)
Say what you will about Berlusconi, but at least he doesn’t try to hide the fact that he’s a bastard.
posted on 07/15/2012 8:44:53 PM PDT
(FUJR (not you, Jim))
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.
To: Cincinna; afraidfortherepublic; mojo114; seenenuf; LucyT; Think free or die; DollyCali; ...
MIDGET MOI, PRESIDENT, IN A TANK
FRANÇOIS & VALERIE
MOI, PRESIDENT & SHRILLARY-SOCIALIST TO SOCIALIST!
posted on 07/15/2012 9:38:42 PM PDT
( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
How do we say his name? Is it pronounced O’-land?
Isn’t Hillary a bit long in the tooth for a ‘flip hairstyle?
posted on 07/16/2012 1:33:14 PM PDT
Exactly! The H in French is always silent at the beginning of a word.
posted on 07/16/2012 10:10:43 PM PDT
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