Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Citation du jour

Sarah Vine, on Francois Hollande's motor scooter assignations with his glamorous actress lover:
"...Wallace and Gromit meets Emmanuelle"

5 comments:

  1. Wot? Did Hollande take a non-talking dog with him in a side car?

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  2. liberty , fraternity and virility.
    socialism at work.

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  3. MW, if only! Actually, that might have enhanced his standing with the Parisians, whose main complaint seems to be his lack of style.

    Malpas, you're right - the behavioural patterns are pretty much those established after the Revolution (with an interesting resemblance to the bedroom antics of the ill-fated monarchy).

    As for women throwing themselves at Hollande and Sarkozy...
    a billet at the Elysee is clearly a supremely powerful aphrodisiac.

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  4. Rather not contemplate him puffing and groaning.

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  5. JH, I imagine most of Europe is trying to avoid that mental image.

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