9 comments on “Tin eared Kermit on Strauss Kahn

  1. I wonder if he’d still use that phrase about activites DSK might experience in a US prison?

  2. How very Victorian!! 100+ years of ‘progressive’ politics and we are back where we started, the rulers considering that rules are for the little people.

    Can we go back to direct rule by the monarch please? I reckon the chances of getting a good leader by that method far outweigh the chances in our so called democracy. We can at least then drop the pretence of ‘equality under the law’.

  3. DSK’s pension from the IMF doesn’t quite cover the daily cost of the detectives he’s hired to dig up the dirt on the past of his accuser.
    Never mind, Anne Sinclair (fortune >€80M) and the French press will help out. The girl has been named, an interview with her former landlord published, etc.
    To balance things out, here’s a blog from 2008:
    http://www.superno.com/blog/2008/10/dsk-devrait-surveiller-sa-kekette/
    (brief translation: zip it, Dom)

  4. According to one blogger a columnist for the French paper Liberation has recommended that the IMF be headed by a eunuch…

  5. The more I read about this case, the more I am convinced that Dominique Strauss-Kahn merits hanging, not jailing.

  6. Just occasionally I think those Puritans got something right. They are obviously annoying. We allow them too much power in all the wrong places. Our diets and drinking habits for instance.

    But they do have a point when it comes to raping their maids.

    No doubt the French are putting this down to quaint American culture and thanking their lucky stars they are so sophisticated that they can put this in its proper perspective.

  7. Someone in the comments to that article points out that all of DSK’s defenders so far come from one particular Faith Community. The same faith community as DSK comes from as it happens.

    This is verging on something nastier than tin foil hat territory, but it is striking. DSK, BHL, this tool, and Robert Badinter all belong to that same community. As does Jack Lang on his Father’s side (so not really).

    Of course they are all Socialists as well so it is likely to be a coincidence. There are reasons why members of that particular Faith community may have a problem with the French Right. But I wonder if anyone will comment on it.

  8. So much,

    I doubt the fact that some of these people are Four Bys has much to do with it, more the fact the b’stards are all from the cadre enarqué. The people who go on about Eton and Oxbridge Toffs haven’t got a clue; the blessed few Crappauds who get to go to France’s Ecoles Polytechniques act far more like some new aristorcracy – including their attitudes toward “the help” and other lower classes.

  9. Remittance Man – “I doubt the fact that some of these people are Four Bys has much to do with it, more the fact the b’stards are all from the cadre enarqué.”

    If it were only some I would not comment. We all have equal rights to make tits of ourselves in public. It is that they all are. Or rather I am sure there are some, how does one put it politely?, members of the mainstream Faith community who are on his side, but they don’t seem to be reported much. I have not heard from one as yet.

    This is especially interesting as someone like Robert Badinter is the idiot responsible for ending the death penalty in France – and is married to France’s leading feminist Élisabeth Badinter (nee Bleustein-Blanchet). You would think that makes them unlikely apologists for the head of the IMF who is accused of victimising an immigrant maid.

    On top of which DSK failed to get into ENA. He went to Paris X. Jack Lang did go to Sci Po. But JF Kahn quoted here didn’t even go to as good a University as Paris X. They don’t seem to be held together by these sorts of ties.

    “The people who go on about Eton and Oxbridge Toffs haven’t got a clue; the blessed few Crappauds who get to go to France’s Ecoles Polytechniques act far more like some new aristorcracy – including their attitudes toward “the help” and other lower classes.”

    America has the same problem. The great thing about a genuine aristocracy is that so many of them know they don’t deserve it and so are polite to the help. People who think they have earned their status – be it by exam or by earning lots of money – have nothing to apologise for.

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