Monday, May 16, 2011

Most Interesting DSK Comment So Far

Gopnik in The New Yorker:

The great risk in the French scene is the rise of Marine Le Pen, the daughter of the extreme right-winger Jean-Marie Le Pen, and the head of the National Front. Marine Le Pen is far more media-pleasing (and intelligent) than her father was, as much as she shares his views... .
Dumbest move by an alleged serial predator: alerting the cops to his whereabouts by phoning up to ask about his missing cell phone:
The police were called to the hotel about 1:30 p.m. on May 14, but when they arrived, Mr. Strauss-Kahn had already checked out. At some point, Mr. Strauss-Kahn called the hotel and said that his cellphone was missing. Police detectives then coached hotel employees to tell him, falsely, that they had the telephone, according to the law enforcement official. Mr. Strauss-Kahn said he was at Kennedy Airport and about to get on a plane.
Here's a summary of reasons why it may all be a stitch-up. Pretty thin soup, if you ask me, but not impossible.  

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