Saturday, January 11, 2014

Something About Us*

Let's be honest two people turning up at an anonymous Paris address on a moped wearing crash helmets doesn't look out of place does it? But when you learn that one of those people is the French President Francois Hollande and that what you are looking at is a photograph appearing in a French magazine then things start to take on a potentially different scenario.

The French generally shrug their shoulders and get back to the more important things in life when presented with the revelation that one of their politicians has been caught 'sans culotte'  but those revelations aren't generally accompanied by a photograph and coverage on national and international television. I can't remember a time when BBC and Sky news reporters took to the streets of the French capital and walked the short route from the Elysee Palance to the address of the Presidents mistress.

It's not the affair that matters, nor do the revelations on their own after all there is nothing to say that public and private lives cannot be maintained separately from each other but it's surely the potential security issue that is the problem here.

The head of one of Western Europes largest countries, a NATO member, G-20 member and the person beneath whose index finger the launching of France's nuclear weapons depends upon has been photographed arriving for "une nuit sous les couvertures" by a paparazzi.

Whether or not the magazine 'Closer', remember them from last year and the Kate Middleton long lens photographs, was right in publishing the story is down to their readership, where they were clearly wrong in my opinion is the use of photographs to illustrate the story. Stories do not need photographic embellishments, nor do they need details of a lone security man arriving each morning with a bag of croissants to persuade somebody who has no interest in affairs of the heart to pitch up one night, sit in a car and take a pot shot at the President.

If, as we are led to believe, tired, depressed and unhappy then perhaps he should resign from office rather than putting himself in the firing line. After all unlike Kate Middleton in her birthday suit any potential attack here would be up close and personal, after all the whole world now knows where Julie Gayet lives and that those two figures arriving at night on a moped aren't Daft Punk putting in some remixing time on the next album.  

Hollande and his bodyguard should have gone for this look

* Daft Punk track from their second album 'Discovery'


Span Ows said...

This is clearly done accidentally on purpose to raise Hollande standing and up his poll ratings! You're right about security which compounds my suspicions.

Paul said...

You could be right about his poll ratings, reading some of the French reports he does seem to have some problems at the moment.

oakleyses said...

longchamp outlet, nike outlet, michael kors outlet online, chanel handbags, christian louboutin outlet, ray ban sunglasses, tiffany and co, replica watches, coach outlet, tiffany jewelry, michael kors outlet online, nike air max, polo ralph lauren outlet online, michael kors outlet store, oakley sunglasses, polo outlet, christian louboutin uk, christian louboutin, burberry handbags, longchamp outlet, kate spade outlet, prada handbags, michael kors outlet, gucci handbags, michael kors outlet, coach outlet, prada outlet, kate spade, michael kors outlet online, tory burch outlet, christian louboutin shoes, coach outlet store online, burberry outlet, true religion outlet, nike air max, coach purses, oakley sunglasses, jordan shoes, longchamp outlet, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses wholesale, nike free

oakleyses said...

north face, nike air max uk, sac hermes, hollister uk, nike air force, louboutin pas cher, michael kors, oakley pas cher, converse pas cher, abercrombie and fitch uk, hollister pas cher, nike free run, jordan pas cher, nike tn, burberry pas cher, longchamp pas cher, timberland pas cher, nike air max, polo ralph lauren, nike roshe, lululemon canada, ralph lauren uk, true religion outlet, guess pas cher, vans pas cher, sac longchamp pas cher, nike air max uk, true religion jeans, hogan outlet, north face uk, new balance, air max, ray ban pas cher, nike free uk, true religion outlet, nike blazer pas cher, sac vanessa bruno, michael kors pas cher, ray ban uk, polo lacoste, michael kors outlet, mulberry uk

oakleyses said...

hollister clothing, giuseppe zanotti outlet, lululemon, wedding dresses, abercrombie and fitch, hermes belt, asics running shoes, bottega veneta, celine handbags, soccer shoes, valentino shoes, ferragamo shoes, vans outlet, mcm handbags, timberland boots, nike roshe run uk, longchamp uk, nike air max, north face outlet, p90x workout, new balance shoes, insanity workout, iphone 6 cases, herve leger, instyler, oakley, hollister, nike huaraches, soccer jerseys, nike trainers uk, babyliss, chi flat iron, ghd hair, baseball bats, jimmy choo outlet, mont blanc pens, north face outlet, mac cosmetics, beats by dre, nfl jerseys, reebok outlet, nike roshe run

oakleyses said...

ralph lauren, vans, gucci, pandora jewelry, ray ban, hollister, ugg, swarovski crystal, links of london, lancel, toms shoes, juicy couture outlet, montre pas cher, pandora uk, replica watches, converse outlet, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, coach outlet, ugg uk, hollister, ugg pas cher, uggs outlet, ugg boots, supra shoes, pandora charms, marc jacobs, louboutin, thomas sabo, juicy couture outlet, ugg boots, karen millen uk, uggs outlet, converse, swarovski, uggs on sale, nike air max, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, wedding dresses