There'll Always Be A France
For Hollande, Hell Hath No Fury Like a Frenchwoman Scorned
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  • Andrew Leighton

    I take enormous exception to the statement “Ms Trierweiler is entitled to her feelings, but in revenging herself on an ex-lover she has wounded her country and the world.” Were she in fact drugged (albeit, a relatively big if), this is a disgusting sentiment and a total black eye to TAI. The notion that all transgressions should be swept under the rug in the face of geopolitical turmoil is the stuff of repressive regimes and fascist hacks, not publications purporting to represent democracy and freedom.

    • Kevin

      I agree.

  • Andrew Leighton

    I would appreciate a response from The American Interest’s editors, and I hope this is just a case of the weekend crew plus the weekend editor(s).

    • Pete

      The kiddies at Via Meadia seem to be running the asylum.

  • Fat_Man

    “France, Europe and the world cannot afford to see the French president
    lose his political authority at this dangerous moment in world history.”

    The same could be said of the US and President Obama. Of course he didn’t lose his authority, he gave it away.

    • Andrew Allison

      Hollande has already lost all political authority (13% approval rating). Obama is still working on it.

      • Fat_Man

        How come Hollande has been so much more successful than Obama?

  • Andrew Allison

    Is TAI going into competition with the National Enquirer? The consensus among European commentators is that Ms Trierweiler wounded herself more than a President who could hardly sink lower in the polls.

  • rheddles

    Frankly, my dear…

  • Bruce

    If Hollande drugged her as she claimed, he needs to be impeached and imprisoned. The impact of that on France and its authority is irrelevant.

  • AndrewL

    “Ms Trierweiler is entitled to her feelings, but in revenging herself on an ex-lover she has wounded her country and the world.” That depends. If Ms Trierweiler’s allegation is true, then it’s Mr Hollande who has “wounded his country and the world”.

  • FriendlyGoat

    We could have been busy discussing John F. Kennedy’s indiscretions right through the Cuban missile crisis, but, thankfully, we weren’t.

    More recently, however, the total distraction of our country with Monica Lewinski and Bill Clinton had an adverse effect of the election of 2000—-resulting in major pivotal error for USA citizens

    The sentiments of Marine Le Pen are probably going to capture France. History will tell us how that works out.

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