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Old 05-09-2012, 07:33 PM
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Default The Soap Operaization of Politics

I understand Sarkozy with his model wife etc. was quite the bon vivant himself, but this Hollande fellow makes Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton seem like models of family values.

The Soap Operaization of Politics

By Steve Sailer on May 6, 2012 at 3:20pm
Here's something I didn't know about the Socialist Party candidate in Sunday's French election, who is favored now that Marine Le Pen has refused to endorse Sarkozy:

After ceding the nomination in 2007 to Ségolène Royal, his partner at the time, who lost badly to Mr. Sarkozy, Mr. [François] Hollande prepared to run against Mr. Strauss-Kahn, once considered a shoo-in, and then against Mr. Sarkozy. Mr. Hollande split with Ms. Royal, the mother of their four children, and says he has found happiness with a journalist, Valérie Trierweiler, now 47, a mother of three, who divorced her husband, an editor, after an affair that Mr. Hollande’s biographer, Serge Raffy, said began in 2005.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:57 PM
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Royal didn't lose badly to Sarkozy, the election was rather close. She got 47% of the vote.
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