Droit de Seigneur was part of the job description? Would sleazy be a strong enough word to describe someone who knowingly and willfully undermines the lives of his fellow men to line his own pockets? Has channeling Al Gore and power vanity brought down a titan as a result of his maniacal hubris? Has the Lucky Charms Leprechaun taken his revenge for Strauss-Kahn’s participation in the latest IMF scam in Ireland?
There will be many who point the finger of conspiracy at Sarkozy for this episode, the presidential season isn’t too far off and the terrier-from-hell of French politics is well known for his dark powers of intervention. If not that, then he certainly has some of the flash cash left over from his former pal Gaddafi to finance a payoff and set up some pompous, self-obsessed jerk in a honey-trap scheme. Let’s examine the anatomy of this crime for a moment with the few morsels of data we have at hand.
The anonymity of the victim persuades us that money doesn’t motivate, the heinous nature of the attack quite simply demands a public flogging. Sarko, having recently inseminated the chronically willing Madame S presents a model of rectitude and just the man for the job. If not a setup, it’s certainly a great opportunity for the half-pint.
Prominent people have been filmed having bad sex in hotels since before J. Edgar Hoover and with today’s technology, Strauss-Kahn could have easily been milked for a few million to keep it out of public view but obviously, that wasn’t in the script. Writing for Joe Sixpack, the New York post correctly pegs Strauss-Kahn as an evil old man in an overpaid job who thinks he’s better than everyone and can take what he wants.
The NYPD couldn’t give a hoot for French politics either, they see this sort of thing all the time and the once bombastic prima-dona is nothing but a wimpering mug shot with a number now. Powerful friends can’t ‘visibly run to the rescue with the accusations so perilously close to the truth. Strauss-Kahn also has the best of enemies on every continent where the bankrupt IMF has set up shop to bleed an economy. Like that murder mystery on a train, everyone‘s lined up for a turn knifing him, front and back.
UPDATE: The ‘victim’ may have AIDS!