13 October 2009
'Turning a blind eye to [French] politicians' love lives has been traditional in a nation of strict privacy laws. For years, the press politely left unreported the mistress and child of the socialist president, Francois Mitterand. Jacques Chirac's sacked chauffeur wrote a book about his boss's weakness for women, inspiring the joke: "Chirac? Three minutes. Shower included"'
- Guardian, 12 October 2009