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Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Friday, September 05, 2014

The woes of M. Hollande

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.

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