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Oh La La! Les Frenches React to Le Spitzer Scandale

The other night when David Paterson announced, in a rather blasé way, that both he and his wife, Michelle, had had multiple affairs during their marriage, we all (except the Post) basically shrugged. "I'm not shocked by anything a politician does anymore," one gentleman, interviewed in front of the New Jersey T.G.I.Friday's where Dina and Jim McGreevey had allegedly met their limo driver for their Freaky Fridays (or whatever they were called), told the CW. Cool, we said. We're turning into France! But we may have overestimated the French's tolerance for les liaisons. Today, the Sun interviewed New Yorkers of the Gallic persuasion about the recent spate of gubernatorial sexing, and while they were indeed laissez faire about affairs — "It's a well-known fact that some of our politicians have extramarital affairs or an active sexual life," Pierre Battu, the founder of something called French Tuesdays, yawned to the paper — using prostitutes is not okay, even in France. "The Spitzer case is a deep problem," said Laurent Guerrier, a French headhunter. In France "it would have been a big thing also." Especially because that Ashley Alexandra Dupré clearly did not know how to tie a scarf or make a cassoulet. French Shrug At Paterson, Gasp at Spitzer [NYS] Earlier: David Paterson Had an Affair! But It's Okay Because His Wife Loves Him. And We Do Too!

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George Bush Crashes Laura's Fashion Party

First Lady Laura Bush held a reception at the White House yesterday in honor of the Heart Truth’s Red Dress Initiative’s fifth anniversary, and guess who stopped by? Her darn hubby, George. The initiative aims to promote heart-disease awareness by having celebrities model designer red dresses during Fashion Week, so naturally President Bush cracked a joke about Dick Cheney's unhealthy heart, saying the vice-president "sends his best." Oh, har! With quips like that, Bush could blog!

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What the Critics Said About New York Fashion Week, and What They Really Meant

You know what it's like when you're at dinner with a bunch of people who work together and they start talking about that "report" or that "weird new girl" and you have no idea what they're talking about? In fact, they may as well be speaking another language? Well, fashion critics are the same way. Their reviews come out in a special breed of flowery, pretentious prose that — though fun to read because only they could come up with it — makes very little sense to fashion outsiders. So we've selected some of our favorite New York Fashion Week excerpts from our favorite critics and translated them into language we hope you understand.

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