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Posted on 01/14/2014 7:13:38 AM PST by NOBO2012
"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings" Lewis Carroll
Politics, politicians and little people: always a messy affair. Poor Valerie, she, of all people, should have known better. In case you somehow missed this international news-cycle squirrel, it seems French President François Hollande has been, how shall I put this carrying on with a woman other than the one he has been shacking up with for the past few years.
Thats correct; François has been having an affair - while having an affair with Valarie Trierweiler. As I understand French custom, since Vals been François main girl-friend since 2005 she was deemed the First Lady of France when Francois was elected. Or at least First Girlfriend, so you can see how this new squeeze (actress Julie Gayet) could throw a monkey wrench into her gig. I will note here that it is a tradition for French president to carry on illicit affairs, butt in the past theyve all been married so their scandals did not threaten either the Republic or the First Lady.
Valerie, the fragile French First Lady-Friend, for now
Valarie, however, is not one of those stoic political wives. She had the vapors when she found out about the affair and has checked into a (private) hospital for a bad case of the blues. where she will apparently be spending the next few weeks.
Valarie, Valarie, Valarie. You are going about this all wrong. You should have phoned your BFF, Lady M.
American First Ladies have a lot of experience in this vein:
And as you know, she shares your disdain for your predecessor:
MO could have given you some much needed advice on what to do when your President strays off the ranch. There are much, much, better options than the nervous hospital. Maui, for example!
Take a few weeks with the girlfriends, walk the beach, dine in the finest restaurants, enjoy a few spa treatments (after all hon, 48 is starting to push the envelope - even if you are/were a fox), perhaps enjoy a drink or two to drown your sorrows: Mai Tais, Lemon Drops (Ha! thats a good one!) or just a few good old Stolis straight up.
Yes, gal-pal Michelle could have helped out a lot. This First Lady stuff is no place for sissies, or amateurs.
And I really hate to bring this up, butt as I hinted at in the beginning, Valerie really shouldnt have been blindsided by any of this. As the loyal opposition liked to say during the Clinton years: if he cheated on his wife what makes you think he wont cheat on you? One of the truest of lifes aphorisms: if they will lie to you, theyll lie to anyone. Why does everyone always disregard that inconvenient fact?
Because everyone lies about
Val, of all people, should not have been surprised. When she first hooked up with François, he was living with his, uh, partner of 30 years and the mother of his four children, Ségolène Royal. Oh, and BTW, Valerie was also married at the time to Denis Trierweiler, her second husband and father of their trois enfants.
The Treirweilers, in happier times. Well ok, younger times.
I must say though, it makes me wonder what was she thinking: I mean, most people trade up.
Henry Kissinger must have been right: power is the ultimate aphrodisiac
So what have we learned today boys and girls? To summarize: power corrupts, liars lie, cheaters cheat and absolute power corrupts, lies and cheats. And thats a fact Jack, for both cabbages and kings.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
He told her: “If your like your man, you can keep your man.”
Just like one Bill Clinton to Hillary a number of years ago.
How can it be cheating if you’re not married to begin with?
So he cheated on his mistress?
That isn’t okay even in France?
There was a saying in 1998.
The French said that the difference between American politicians and French politicians is that the French guys don’t get caught in their affairs.
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