Sunday, May 15, 2011

The bigger they are the dumber they fall

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Until this incident, Dominique Strauss-Kahn was favored to take the presidency of France away from Nicholas Sarkozy. Maybe he was set up... Sarkozy would be perfectly capable of that. 

But whether the chambermaid's story is true or not, I can't believe how dumb the head of the IMF is... He was in such a hurry to get away, he even left his cell phone... Not to mention samples of DNA.

I thought that only presidents of the USA did this kind of thing.

The way he behaved was panicky and dumb. A president may be required at times to be criminal, but to be panicky and dumb is unforgivable. DS


Anonymous said...

Eliot Spitzer wanted to investigate crimes by banks in lending.

DSK wanted to "reschedule" Greek interest payments instead of bail Greece out again.

If you admit it may be a "set up," why do you think the evidence at the scene is necessarily legit?

Anonymous said...

Fleeing the scene but leaving things behind (not to mention an attempted rape) would fit perfectly if he'd been drugged with an aphrodisiac and more.

David Seaton's Newslinks said...

I really don't think that if this were a setup, that it would have anything to do with Dominique Strauss-Kahn's policies in the IMF and everything to do with French, domestic politics. But given this man's record of compulsive, cuntstruck, skirt chasing, it probably is the real McCoy.

But again, if it were a setup, it was made possible by a weakness, so evident that any enemy would be tempted to use if they wanted to take the man down. Frankly, I think DSK is toast.

Anonymous said...

This isn't the first allegation of this sort against DSK, so odds are that you're right.

That said, he was pushing for the Greeks and Irish to be allowed to partially default.

If you look into Joe Ackermann's candid comment that he'd go the way of his predecessor Herrenhausen if he worked towards letting the Third World default on its loans, there's a motive and history that point in another direction.

David Seaton's Newslinks said...

Americans tend to see this case in the key of the IMF, but it really is about the French presidential race. My reading is that if this is only a honey trap, set up by Sarkozy or even Fran├žois Hollande, by being so irremediably cuntstruck as to fall into DSK has proven himself too dumb and too weak and undisciplined to be the president of anything.

oldfatherwilliam said...

I'm appreciating "cuntstruck". Describes the lives and adventures of many.

Anonymous said...

Unless you were involved in the setup, assuming there was one, or have a direct line to those who were, this is but a surmise.

David Seaton's Newslinks said...

I don't think it was a setup. Personally I think he is guilty as hell and the French Socialists are lucky to be rid of him so early in the game.

David Seaton's Newslinks said...

I would say that the bottom line, the moral of the story, is that any young man or woman contemplating a career in public life would be well advised to sharpen, hone and polish their masturbatory skills.

Anonymous said...

"Then Mr Strauss-Kahn told the journalists that he could easily imagine "a woman (who I supposedly) raped in a car park and who had been promised 500,000 or a million euros to invent such a story."

His remark was not the only revelation fuelling conspiracy theories. Another was a Tweet from a French-Canadian political science student in Paris, which appeared on Twitter well before world media broke the story.

Jonathan Pinet, a youth activist in President Sarkozy's UMP party, wrote "a mate in the US just told me that DSK's been arrested in a hotel in NYC an hour ago". A second, three minutes later, read: "I got it from a friend of his who works at the hotel".

A blogger on Le Post, a news website, pointed out that the tweet was posted at 4.59pm New York Time, just 10 minutes after Mr Strauss-Kahn was seized on an Air France plane. Mr Pinet had said he had been arrested an hour previously in his hotel, raising questions on how he had obtained the information so fast."

This stinks worse than a morgue after a long blackout.

David Seaton's Newslinks said...

Still, one way or another, any politician whose weaknesses are so glaring, so well known, so easy to entrap, has no business being president of anything.