Poor François Hollande. What a rentrée he's having!
His finance minister rebels against the austerity plans and forces a government reshuffle.
He gets caught referring to homeless people as the sans-dents (the toothless), perhaps from a proverb, "A man without money is like a dog without teeth".
The woman he lived with while entertaining his famous scooter affair with an actress publishes a book called "Thanks for the moment", in which she chronicles their break-up and his attempts to get her back.
Another government minister is forced to resign over tax-dodging, as is the chairman of the committee that was convened to look into it.
Some are asking if Hollande is on the slippery slope.
I don't think so. We're quite used to having a president who says funny things and whose life is like a comedy script. Witness M. Sarkozy and his foul-mouthed retorts.
I don't think for a moment he'll get re-elected. We'll probably have M Juppé for the next president, and he'll probably be a very good one.
But I think Hollande will stay out his term.