Not that anyone has ever confused me for one. But really -- the things French men say about women, and their own assholish behavior:

"Why all the fuss? It's merely a bit of hanky-panky with the help," said Jean-Fran├žois Kahn, the crusading editor of the Left-wing Marianne weekly. Jack Lang, a law don famous for having been Fran├žois Mitterrand's high-profile, graffiti-loving, diversity-fostering Culture Minister, dismissed it all rather infelicitously as an "overblown" affair: "Really, nobody died in that hotel room."

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