Thursday, October 18, 2007

And that's final!

Make that a divorce by mutual consent, rather than a separation. So much for the constitutional lawyers who argued, however implausibly, that a divorce would be unconstitutional. Neither candidate's relationship survived the election. Michelet, who personified France as a woman, never said that she was a jealous mistress who could brook no rival for the affections of her président(e).

I believe that Mme de Gaulle refused to invite divorced colleagues of the General to her dinner table. Imagine the protocol problems if such mores still prevailed today. M. Sarkozy, who denounced the spirit of '68, must nevertheless acknowledge that in at least one respect he is the beneficiary of the laxity he otherwise deplores.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Divorce by mutual consent was the only constitutionnal way to procede, because there is no litigation. The judge only prerogative is to approve the arrangements presented to him by the common lawyer of the couple. If he thinks these arrangements are reasonably equitable of course and not contrary to common law.