French politics just got fun!

So there\’s the new President\’s old bird, Segolene Royal. Then there\’s the new President\’s new bird, Valerie Trierweiler.

Amusingly, it\’s the new bird who is jealous of the old one.

In what has been dubbed \”the war of the roses\”, a single explosive tweet from Miss Trierweiler supporting Miss Royal\’s rival sent shock waves through the Socialist party\’s parliamentary election campaign. Some warned that the bombshell could cost Mr Hollande\’s party crucial seats on Sunday.

A commentator close to Miss Trierweiler, 47, said she had acted out of \”blind jealousy\” against Miss Royal, the 58-year-old mother of Mr Hollande\’s four children, creating a private and political \”psychodrama\” at the pinnacle of state.

Now all we need is for Sarkozy to shack up with Martine and we\’ve got the beginnings of a classic farce, eh?

7 thoughts on “French politics just got fun!”

  1. I am loving this. Hollande is in the middle between these two and looks like a total idiot. This is doing him damage.

  2. Fred, this is French politics, not British or American. It won’t do him any damage at all. Might even improve his standing.

  3. Explanation:

    Ségolène Royal looks like a younger version of Valérie Trierweiler.

    Check Google images.

  4. So Much For Subtlety

    Fred – “I am loving this. Hollande is in the middle between these two and looks like a total idiot. This is doing him damage.”

    Hollande is not in the middle of it. And he does not look like a total idiot. He has two beautiful (for their age) women completely out of his league fighting over him. It can only make him look like he is worth fighting over. Which for the life of me I don’t see. Perhaps we should call him “donkey boy” from now on.

    This is not going to hurt him in France. The way that Sarkozy’s inability to handle his wife clearly cost him – if your wife divorces you, then the French electorate will think you cannot handle grown up matters.

    It would not hurt him in any country. The mistress might. But having two such women fight over you only makes you look strong.

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