Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The unforgiving minute: Good news, help's on the way!

This just in: Ben Stein (Nixon White House staffer, conservative troll, game-show host, bit-part film actor, and paid spokesperson for ethically-dubious credit-rating services) reminds us that Dominique Strauss-Kahn (French economist, International Monetary Fund chief, currently in custody for alleged sexual assault on a NYC hotel maid) is innocent until proven guilty.

Here's a key part of Stein's defense:

In life, events tend to follow patterns. People who commit crimes tend to be criminals, for example. Can anyone tell me any economists who have been convicted of violent sex crimes? Can anyone tell me of any heads of nonprofit international economic entities who have ever been charged and convicted of violent sexual crimes? Is it likely that just by chance this hotel maid found the only one in this category?

One might as well ask, Can anyone tell me of any US presidents who've resigned in disgrace rather than face impeachment for obstruction of justice?

Mr. Stein, there's a first time for everything.

Poor Mr. Strauss-Kahn. Anyone know how to say "With friends like these, I don't need enemies" in French?*

*According to Google Translate, it's Avec des amis comme ceux-ci, je n'ai pas besoin d'ennemis.

Minute's up. (Votre minute est terminée.)

1 comment:

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

That guy is seriously obnoxious!

I stopped by to thank you for participating in this week's Limerick-Off!