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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-12 07:11 AM
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French president-elect's domestic status a yawn for tolerant French

May 7, 2012 3:29 PM
French president-elect's domestic status a yawn for tolerant French

(CBS News) PARIS - As the world adjusts to a France without Nicolas Sarkozy, scrutiny turns to president-elect Francois Hollande and his domestic partner, journalist Valerie Trierweiler. The couple have been living together since 2007 and have no intention to get married in the short term, which means Trierweiler can not technically be referred to as France's First Lady.

Sacre bleu! A domestic arrangement that is inconceivable by U.S. presidential standards is perfectly normal in France, says CBS Radio correspondent Elaine Cobbe, from Paris.

This is what passes for a news story anymore? That no one in France cares if the French President Elect, the first Socialist in over 20 years to win that office, isn't married to his longtime lover?

Despite their Catholicism, tThe French have never cared about their leaders' mistresses, even if the leader was married. /

Why on earth would they care about two adults living together without being married?

Talk about a yawn, indeed.

Seems like a lame attempt to dish on Hollande.

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