It is loathsome the way American slang has put a romantic gloss on a basic human instinct.
Alan Johnson's wife has not slept with anyone. The trouble is that she has been shagging, having sexual intercourse, bonking, wrapping her thighs round someone employed for public service. Stop, stop, stop being afraid of calling sex what it is. I know hundreds of people who would love to sleep, to relax in their own beds and have comfort. Swapping body fluids is not sleeping, ask anyone suffering from PTSD.
Her trouble and our problem is that it is now public knowledge.
Alan Johnson's politics are deplorable, but to be castigated for the games of his erstwhile spouse is ludicrous. He will not be feeling well at this moment and the last thing he wants is for his wife's exploits to be thrown at him.
Alan, I wish you well.
Alan Johnson's wife asks for divorce
Alan Johnson, inset, separated from his wife Laura (C) last week after it emerged she had had an affair with his bodyguard, Pc Paul Rice, who also had an affair with Mr Johnson's constituency assistant, Tracy Windle (L). Pc Rice's former wife Michelle (R)
Friends of the senior Labour politician said Mrs Johnson, 47, believes her marriage is over and wants a divorce. A close friend of the couple said she did not believe there was any future for the marriage.
"It has been hell for Alan and you can see why he felt he had no choice other than to leave his job."
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Pc Rice, Mr Johnson's former protection officer, had an affair with Mrs Johnson and his constituency assistant Tracy Windle, 50.