The British paper The Sunday Times is running a quite disturbing article on the private life of the Chirac family, and how his rise to power affected his daughters and wife, complete with affairs, mental illness, and suicide.
I'm not going to peddle the details, but it should stand as a sobering reminder to the candidates of this year's election. The media has already had a field day with the always awkward relationship between Segolene Royal and the head of the Socialist Party, Francois Hollande, and Nicolas Sarkozy's relationship with his wife Cecilia has been the source of never ending rumors and speculation. One just hopes that even if such problems are a prerequisite for heads of state, they do not intefere with the millions of citizens they wish to represent.
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