I thought that Cahuzac was reprehensible in that
a) He was a Minister for the Budget yet he held a secret offshore bank account
b) It was for his personal gain
c) He was a supposed Socialist. One expects right-wing politicians to be in it for the money, that after all is the basis of their philosopy; but one would hope for better from the left.
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell