Remember when Hollande was first elected and he had his motorcade stop at traffic lights to show he was an ordinary, law-abiding citizen like M. Tout-le-Monde? When he traveled to a summit in Belgium by train? No more. Yesterday he took the presidential jet to Corrèze to vote in the local election. Peine perdue. The gesture didn't do much to buoy the party around the Hexagon. But rank has its privileges, I guess.