Roger L. Simon, analyzing the John Kerry “affair”, poses this question:
Is there really any evidence of a relationship between private behavior and public actions? Well, we all used to talk about the French, how sophisticated they were in the political realm, separating the private lives of their leaders from civic affairs. (I know I did.) But the truth of the matter is that French politicians?from Mitterand to Chirac?have been extraordinarily corrupt, far more so even than ours. (Don’t believe me? Check out the Alain Jupp?