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.
âFranĂ§oisÂ has a part of the responsibility in the incredible jealousy of ValĂ©rie. He likes women. He looks at them. Itâs very nerve-wracking for Valerie,â said an old friend of Mr Hollandeâs.
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 donât 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 âultimate transgressionâ, far greater than any committed by Mr Sarkozyâs influential second wife Cecilia.
A brutal statement that will piss off the pinkos and feminists.
Mr Hollandeâs reaction was surprisingly âcalmâ and âcoldâ. âShe is irresponsibleâ, he is said to have muttered. But his failure to keep her in check has damaged his political authority and âwhen ValĂ©rie Trierweiler loses the plot, FranĂ§ois Hollandeâs responsibility is in question,â the authors write.