Colbert: French President Hollande caught cheating on one mistress with another mistress

Stephen Colbert weighs in on the news that French President François Hollande was caught cheating on one mistress with another mistress.  And I checked with Chris in Paris, and he says that the report that Hollande’s mistress is pregnant had not been widely reported in France – though I suspect it has now.


You might at first blush think this is an esoteric segment about a foreign president you don’t really care about. Think otherwise. Colbert is hysterical. I’d even argue that this is one of his best segments ever.

And for those unaware, Stephen Colbert is an American comedian who pretends to be a conservative Republican TV host – he is not.

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18 Responses to “Colbert: French President Hollande caught cheating on one mistress with another mistress”

  1. Indigo says:

    Chuckle quietly to yourself if you remember Eisenhower’s mistress. . . um . . . . photographer. Kay Summersby was his companion everywhere . . uh-huh. What a domesticated herd of steers we have plodding around nowadays. Except for Aaron Schock, apparently.

  2. Houndentenor says:

    I suspected that this didn’t matter at all except to people who didn’t like him anyway. European politics seems to be more about actual issues and not the personality nonsense that plagues American politics. “Oh no someone famous got caught doing something over half the country does anyway. Let’s pile up on him like the hypocrites we are!” Basta!

  3. Alix says:

    you are 100 % right.

  4. microdot says: a French person. it’s interesting to see the reactions in the international press and then the way it’s reported here. I like Colbert and found his take hilarious. Supposedly, he asked Segoiene Royale…the woman he left for Valerie to talk to her. Valerie is giving interviews from the hospital. Enfin, Hollandes ratings have actually gone up in the last few days…There are so many “Get Lucky” parodies floating around on the internet now…he was photographed with a motorcycle helmet on….before he was president, he was notorious for getting around Paris on a motor scooter…..

  5. Steve Golliot-Villers says:

    Right, In France we don’t really care, in fact this might get him some extra popularity points. As long as the job is done, who cares what he does at night ?

  6. CMN_SNS says:

    Not this time. During the presidential debate in 2012, he declared in his famous “Me, president…” anaphora (followed by several “I won’t” and “I will”) that his behavior will be exemplary. This was the last straw after breaching so many of his promises mentioned in the anaphora.

  7. bandanajack says:

    i’ll give him this, he has better taste in women than clinton or any other philandering american politician…

  8. Valerie Steven says:

    we live on a different planet than you guys!

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  10. BeccaM says:

    Vodka? Eww. I’ll stick with fine single-malt. That never fails to make me feel better. ;-)

  11. heimaey says:

    Don’t be fooled. A politician is a politician – they may seem better by comparison but they’re all fucking assholes.

  12. cole3244 says:

    great writing, colbert himself couldn’t help but laugh more than once.

  13. nicho says:

    That’s because they have national healthcare. Here, you have to do it yourself, usually with vodka.

  14. Houndentenor says:

    Also, they know that the French public doesn’t really care. They might enjoy the gossip, but this won’t affect anyone’s vote.

  15. olandp says:

    “… sedated until she feels better.” Actually sounds kind if nice…

  16. Zorba says:

    Excellent Colbert!
    I think we’re going to need a scorecard to keep track of Hollande’s mistresses, though.

  17. nicho says:

    Their politicians are fun, while ours are just crazy.

  18. microdot says:

    Actually, this is quite brilliant…It is Colbert at his best…and it’s interesting to compare America and France….Even Hollandes biggest enemies are kind of keeping their mouths shut because, they don’t know what photos of them the press is sitting on “just in case”….we live on a different planet than you guys!

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