That wouldn't cut it in the US or even other European countries. The French are unique in the way they treat the personal life of polititians I think.
It would never be so simple in the US. Can you imagine a president of ours having a relationship as the French president??
The problem with the Governor is that he ran his whole campaign on being someone who showed no mercy for those who did anything immoral. He made a lot of enemies to the point that no one came to his defense.
If a person is going to put himself on such a pinnacle, then the least he could do is not involve himself in such crap......He did this to himself. If he were a governor that didn't paint himself in such a light, he probably could have skated through this mess.