PARIS (French Press Espresso) - Segolene Royal announced that she is breaking up with long-time companion Francois Hollande after he was caught looking up the skirt of Valérie Trierweiler.
Not to be outdone, French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced that he and his wife, Cecilia, are going to try to make their marriage work despite fatal warning signs.
With high drama continuing to unfold, the only thing separating the French political scene from a bad soap opera is a head trauma leading to amnesia & an extended hospital stay. French journalists -- previously laissez-faire regarding extramarital affairs -- seem just as confused.
Parisians might actually give a merd about tawdry details like who is sleeping with whom. Or it could be a faux gesture, since it contradicts general French support of former US President Clinton around the time of the infamous Monica Lewinsky scandal.
If in fact the country that coined the phrase 'ménage à trois' cannot tolerate boudoir behavior like this, then it does set a poor example for the rest of the civilized world.