Friday, May 27, 2011

Tron and Le Pen

In case you're wondering how Marine Le Pen got mixed up in the allegations against alleged foot-fetishist Georges Tron, the backstory is here. If you'd asked me four years ago where writing about French politics on a daily basis would lead, this is not the first thing that would have come to mind.


Robert said...

Not to be technical about this, but is Tron in hot water for being an "alleged foot fetishist" or for alleged unwanted physical contact with the plaintiffs? The former's not a crime. The latter's of the essence especially if it degenerated into full-scale sexual assault, as per the complaint.

Arthur Goldhammer said...

Sure, Robert, you're right, but rapist politicians are yesterday's news, whereas "foot fetishist" still has some residual shock effect. :)

Robert said...

How sadly true.