Why does a President need a wife? France’s “First Girlfriend”: http://nyr.kr/KE5iJ7
A letter published in Le Monde celebrated the new “contours” Trierweiler brings to the role. The Lyonnais letter-writer invited her to “show respect to republican audacity, and do away with the old remnants of the ancien régime,” by demonstrating her understanding that the “corps amoureux” is of a private nature and should not blend into the “corps constitué” (the constitutional body), with its public essence. “It would be wholly beneficial for her, of course, and above all for democracy.”
— Via newyorker, from SF.