As if the whole Sarkozy and Carla Bruni affair wasn't enough, now it seems Hugo Chavez and Naomi Campbell have a thing going. Hugo Chavez! The clear suggestion is that political power wants glamour in the bedroom and on the presidential arm.
This is not actually new: many wives of political figures had once been coveted beauties, the difference is that fame has entered the equation. On googlefight, you can see that Naomi Campbell gets 20 times as many mentions in the search engine as Hugo Chavez. And Carla Bruni gets two and a half times as many as Nicolas Sarkozy.
Which means the public eye is going to peeled even more while watching these relationships take off. Aznar had Berlusconi and Blair as the witnesses at his daughter's wedding. Maybe the next step will be for world leaders to not just sell their exclusives to Hello! or the like, but also to make sure that the front row has been demographically tested to make sure enough outlets in enough markets take up the story.
And how many is enough?