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To paraphrase a famous line: I'm shocked, shocked that there's spying going on!

Snark aside: what may have riled French feathers is the fact that NSA spied on politicians too. I bet they have lots of blackmail stuff.

Possibly given how French politicians behave...

Please don't apply american fundamentalist puritan standards to everyone, please.

Yes, you're right. I don't know why I ever thought raping hotel maids, attempting to rape journalists, or going on trial for pimping would ever reflect badly on a politician [1]

Clearly only a fundamentalist puritan would object to those things. I'm so old fashioned.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominique_Strauss-Kahn#New_York...

1. Those are all allegations. In fact, the whole DSK mess is extremely unclear and the case presented against him is highly suspicious, although it is clear that he is a bit seedy. Some believe it to be a political machination for a number of reasons.

2. One politician's behavior means ALL politicians of that country behave wrongly?

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