Tuesday, July 5, 2011

L'Affaire DSK, Revised

An aging Parisian roué,
In New York in a suite for a stay,
Though glad that the maid
Would have him get laid,
Was much too high-minded to pay.

So... many (including Dr. Goose) had joined in the fun of rushing to judgment against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, because of --

  1. His reputation as a cad or, if you will, "Le Grand Seducteur;"
  2. The fact that boorish behavior toward hotel staff is a real and acknowledged problem;
  3. The fact that they indisputably had sex, which couldn't possibly be consensual unless...
Well, it seems now that "l'affaire" was not so much consensual as transactional, at least in the view of the other party, who is said to have become insistent when the first party declined to compensate her, and by the forensic evidence he did so rather roughly.  A downgrade from a felony to a misdemeanor?  While better than rape, this hardly counts as a moral victory for the man who would be president of France.

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