January 30, 2014

Edith would be so proud

I love that the first lady of France, Valerie Trierweiler, told reporters:

"Je ne regrette rien."

Fans of Edith Piaf's song of the same name will understand my amusement. Finally, someone said "I regret nothing" in French. And for a real purpose, too. Not just as a joke.

Mind you, when she checked in to a hospital last week for a tasteful, well-reported swoon -- after finding out the prez was leaving her for "a younger actress" (I love that phrasing; not for a younger woman but for a younger "actress") -- I lost whatever empathy I had for her. Which is not to imply that I had any in the first place.

Trierweiler seems to be living a movie rather than a life. But at least she has no regrets. It's all anyone can ask of life.

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