This is the French Minister who returned to her office less than a week after giving birth. She has now resigned to er um 'pursue other interests'. Whether this is related to the furore about her refusing to divulge the name of her bed-mate or not is not explained. However, whilst I do find her very attractive and worthy of being seen here, my main attention was drawn by the caption to this image. Smoothy Sarkozy had just announced that the position of Examining Magistrate was being abolished.
I was frequently involved in legal cases in those countries where the Napoleonic Code was followed. The Examining Magistrate was a very significant figure. In the atmosphere where we citizens fear government involvement in directing legal outcomes, his being abolished must cause concern. Losing her and him is a double blow!!