I’m OK, You Are Not!

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a man of principle. After all, if one is head of the International Monetary Fund, one is accustomed to a world in which your statement of principles are the principles at hand. There are allegations from some immigrant woman who works as a maid in a Manhattan hotel that allude to charges of rape–or something like that. Strauss-Kahn assured the IMF, the people of France and the IMF that, “I deny in the strongest terms the allegations which I now face. I am confident the truth will come out and I will be exonerated.” The French media asserts that due process is not part of the American way of law and Mr. Strauss-Kahn has been vilified because, (a) he is French, (b) he is Jewish, (c) being French makes him smarter than American economists and they are jealous, (d) you know New York City District Attorneys, anything for a headline, (e) French President Sarkozy fears the Strauss-Kahn candidacy for next year’s presidential election and is trying to smear an opponent.

I can not argue with these powerful claims to a smear campaign. After all, I live in America, a land in which daily Fox News smears one Democrat or another. The only thing bothering me are the endless stories FROM FRANCE and by French women which assert he used force to seek sexual relations. Let due process proceed.