Came across this Interesting article by Rachel Marsden at Townhall.com about French attitudes on the extracurricular sexual activities of public officials. The French seem to be pretty OK with things, up and until the care and nurturing of the “fruits” of these affairs fall into the laps of the taxpayers.
The French View of the Petraeus Sex Scandal
As disinterested as the French may seem about top-level politicians’ sexual dalliances, they’re ultimately far less accepting of the results. Former French President Francois Mitterrand managed to hide a second family from the public, even as taxpayer resources were being used to support them. The daughter born to Mitterrand and his mistress out of wedlock is now a 37-year-old author and university professor, Mazarine Pingeot, and she’s still being confronted in the French media about having been secretly raised on taxpayer funds.