A friend of mine asked me if this National Assembly romance qualifies as a news story. I think it does, especially because they belong to opposing parties. The opportunities for conflict of interest are simply too large to ignore. It’s not the story of the year or anything (how many of you recognize these people?), but it should be out there for the record.
We’ll give them the benefit of the doubt for now, as Jean Charest is doing. But you know something’s going to happen. Either one of them (probably him) is going to switch parties, one (or both) will leave politics, or they’re going to break up.
And if they do decide that the National Assembly isn’t for them, Nathalie Normandeau and François Bonnardel could become odd-couple political commentators.
I mean, if James Carville and Mary Matalin could find a way to tolerate each other, anything’s possible with love.