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.
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