No surprise here. The head frog was trying to use what Kissinger called the greatest aphrodisiac to his advantage.
In Entre deux Feux (Between Two Fires), out on Wednesday , the journalists Anne Rosencher and Anna Cabana lay bare how he is at least partially to blame for the obsessive jealousy of his current partner ValĂ©rie Trierweiler.
â€śFranĂ§oisÂ has a part of the responsibility in the incredible jealousy of ValĂ©rie. He likes women. He looks at them. Itâ€™s very nerve-wracking for Valerie,â€ť said an old friend of Mr Hollandeâ€™s.
His new missus has got the shits with him for being a man. The frogs are supposed to be a whole lot more liberal than the rest of us, but it looks like they donâ€™t like their president not having his missus under control in public.
The tipping pointÂ was in June when Miss Trierweiler tweeted her support for a rival runningÂ for election against Miss Royal.Â She fired the tweet from the ElysĂ©e after a phone row with Mr Hollande from separate rooms in the palace.
That “opened the door to the president’s bedroom”, the authors write. It was the â€śultimate transgressionâ€ť, far greater than any committed by Mr Sarkozyâ€™s influential second wife Cecilia.
A brutal statement that will piss off the pinkos and feminists.
Mr Hollandeâ€™s reaction was surprisingly â€ścalmâ€ť and â€ścoldâ€ť. â€śShe is irresponsibleâ€ť, he is said to have muttered. But his failure to keep her in check has damaged his political authority and â€śwhen ValĂ©rie Trierweiler loses the plot, FranĂ§ois Hollandeâ€™s responsibility is in question,â€ť the authors write.