Tag Archives: Hollande

Why French regional elections are important

For all of us who’ve tried to understand French elections, Stephen “Etienne” Roop is taking them on for us to help. He has been a senior government official who has worked with many activist groups. We can see here the … Continue reading

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Weirdest Part of Hollande’s Sex Scandal

The weirdest element of the Hollande scandal was finally pointed to by Anne Roumanoff, a French humorist and political satirist: the clash between the French President’s nerdy look and his rakish extra-curricular activities. Draping the French socio-political scene in a … Continue reading

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Marilyn M de la région bostonienne : “L’Amour et les Français !

Marilyn M écrit de Needham : J’ai beaucoup réfléchi sur l’affaire Hollande.  Il a le droit à une vie privée, droit très important en France.  Il est vrai que ses actions n’étaient pas prudentes pour les raisons de sécurité.  Mais, … Continue reading

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Marilyn found this article in pure people: Valérie is finally talking a bit

Marilyn M. found this: Valerie is finally expressing herself a little. Is she saving face or telling the truth? Valérie Trierweiler et le choc Hollande/Gayet : ”J’entendais des rumeurs…” Après quelques déclarations distillées à et par certains médias – parfois … Continue reading

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Bernard’s reactions to the latest wrinkle

Bernard B. sent in that cartoon from Le Monde. Here are his accompanying thoughts: J’ai l’impression qu’on tourne en rond. Il y a deux choses : d’une part la « clarification » lapidaire et peu généreuse de Hollande et d’autre … Continue reading

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A Rumor of Valérie’s violent reaction to Hollande’s dumping

Did she really break those dishes in a tantrum? If the dishes belonged to the Elysée Palace, maybe the French really should care how Hollande conducts himself. Her conduct isn’t irreproachable either, of course, but she had already intruded on … Continue reading

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Vie privée ou transparence – does your opinion depend on your nationality ?

Michèle L. sends her more measured, well-reasoned thoughts on the issue from Paris: Il y a en France hésitation – et affrontement historique – entre une ancienne morale du respect de la vie privée et une nouvelle morale de la … Continue reading

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