France's Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand is facing intense pressure over a book he wrote that described paying for "young boys" in Thailand.
The book was written four years ago, before he joined the government, but is back in the headlines following his impassioned support for Roman Polanski.
BBC NEWS | Europe | French minister in 'boy sex' row
Interesting that no one performed a background check on him before joining the government. Either that or anything goes in French politics!