Bruni, Sarkozy Affairs!? France: Zzzzz

French don't much care if president, first lady are playing the field
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2010 10:40 AM CST
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy pose before visiting a hospital in Creteil, near Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009.   (AP Photo/Gerard Cerles; Pool)
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(Newser) – Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni may or may not be carrying on various torrid affairs, but frankly, my dears, France doesn't give a damn. Amid swirling rumors of blatant infidelities, Cassandra Jardine of the Telegraph went hunting for the scoop—only to find a solid wall of indifference as to what the Sarkozys might be up to in their downtime. The rumors "were circulating in Paris two months ago," shrugs one ex-pat. "People’s love lives—their jardins secrets—aren’t news.”

"Monogamy bores me," Carla Bruni once told an interviewer. But “the French think nothing of it,” says a French writer. “It is only a rumor. It is a matter of privacy, and they can do what they want because it has nothing to do with politics. Because you cheat on your wife, it does not mean you will cheat on your country."

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