Is that the gnashing of teeth that can be heard at the Elysée palace?
No not from the French president, François Hollande, over the admission by former budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac on his blog - of all things - that he had lied about having squirrelled money away in a foreign bank account (and a tidy little sum it was too - €600,000).
That would be far too a serious political issue upon which to focus.
Besides it has been covered extensively elsewhere.
As has the fact that Cahuzac apparently informed Hollande of his decision to come clean by SMS (how very 21st century) and speculation over the repercussions for a party seemingly as clueless about a high-ranking member's financial shenanigans as it was when it came to the "trysts" of a certain DSK.
Rather the chopper grinding is probably being emitted from the other half of the first couple, Valérie Trierweiler (who incidentally is still exorcising - sic - her chosen profession as a "journalist" over at the pages of the weekly (cough, cough) "news" magazine Paris Match).
What exactly might be "sticking in her craw" (just to go full pelt, idiomatically speaking) you might be wondering.
Well of course it all has to be the latest news from her predecessor as Hollande's Better Half.
You see, that well-informed and cutting edge daily The Guardian has just released a totally objective and thoroughly-researched "Top 50 of the best-dressed over 50s".
And guess who makes it in at number 29...
"Shoulder-length hair that is youthful, not helmet-like. A jacket and dress in contrast colours. A white shirt with a silk scarf. How do the French make this style look so easy?" is how a svelte Seggers is described to readers of the UK national daily.
All right so Royal might not be up there with the likes of Helen Mirren ("numéro un" or rather "une" apparently) but she's only one of three French women to rank: the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, Carine Roitfeld (who might not appreciate being described as "The only woman on Earth who looks a bit like Iggy Pop, but in a good way") is at number three, Catherine Deneuve at number 12, and Emmanuelle Riva at number 14.
But there she is in all her not-so batty Socialist glory ranking alongside He of the big lips and wiggly hips, Mick Jagger.
Way to go Seggers.
Thank goodness the editors didn't see her in her heyday 2008 One Woman Bercy show perhaps. Not her greatest fashion success.
Ségolène Royal au Zénith : Extraits par segolene-royal-videos
Given her newly-acquired trend-setting fashion status, perhaps Royal could help out a floundering government when Hollande decides to have a proper reshuffle.
She could maybe start with a few tips on appropriate hair colouration tips.
After all that excitement, how about some music.
Here's Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera with "Moves like Jagger".
Or Key of Awesome's parody.
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