Sarkozy gets lucky? The Strauss-Kahn Charges

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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    Hey, France, the IMF, ala Vegas, what happens in any bedroom, bathroom, hallway, couch etc. says in the bedroom, bathroom, hallway, couch ( unless of course you don't play nice as in whistle blowing etc.) and you , uhm, actually harm the chambermaids/peasants.....

    Apparently Strauss-Khan was a serious contender for the presidency....Sarkozy is the benefactor of some seriously whacked serendipity here...hey, it takes luck to win too. C'est la vie........

    The Strauss-Kahn Charges
    The stunning sexual assault case against the French IMF chief.

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    The facts of the case as reported by New York police so far do not look promising for the IMF managing director. The woman who entered to clean the Frenchman's $3,000-a-night Sofitel suite at midday on Saturday reported the incident immediately. She told police that Mr. Strauss-Kahn emerged naked from the bathroom, pursued her down a hallway and pulled her into the bedroom. She escaped and he then chased her again and dragged her into a bathroom.

    In other words, this is not a case in which misunderstandings about mutual consent are at issue. The charge is the unlawful imprisonment and attempted rape of a vulnerable hotel employee trying to do her job. Police also say that Mr. Strauss-Kahn fled the hotel in a rush, leaving behind his cellphone and other personal items. Police were impressed enough with the facts to take Mr. Strauss-Kahn from the first-class section of an Air France aircraft lest he leave U.S. jurisdiction.

    The IMF declined to comment yesterday, but its board should do some soul-searching about the pass it previously gave Mr. Strauss-Kahn. The married Frenchman pursued and had an affair with a senior fund economist not long after taking the top job in 2007. After her husband blew the whistle, the fund board let Mr. Strauss-Kahn off with a wrist slap that he had committed a "serious error of judgment."

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    Mr. Strauss-Kahn's humiliation would leave the Socialists without a presidential front-runner. It could help Martine Aubry, the party chief and godmother of the 35-hour work week, who remains as hardcore a Socialist as there is these days. That is not a winning platform. Mr. Sarkozy, who supported Mr. Strauss-Kahn's candidacy for the top IMF job in part to get him out of the country, would appear again to be the favorite.

    As we neared our deadline Sunday, we heard different views on whether Mr. Strauss-Kahn has diplomatic immunity because he works for an international organization headquartered in Washington. The New York police say he does not. If Mr. Strauss-Kahn is innocent, we assume he'd rather clear his name in court than escape accountability by returning to France. For his sake, for the sake of his accuser, and for the integrity of American justice, the world needs to see that this case is prosecuted transparently and well.

    more at
    Review & Outlook: The Strauss-Kahn Charges - WSJ.com
     
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    He can join the choir at Sing Sing.
     
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    Leaving his phone and other belongings behind sinks him.
     
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    Sarkozy always gets lucky!


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    The festival de Kahn ...

    Seriously, he was a potential great candidates for the election (economics skills and experiences) in particular for the socialist but he failed.
     
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    I'll say he got lucky, the evidence is that that gorgeous wife of his is pregnant!
     
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    I'm still waiting to see evidence to support these charges.

    Right, far as I know, this is a he said she said case.

    It seems very unlikely that the cops would have stopped him at the airport on just one person's sayso, but who knows?
     
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    point taken Editec

    Clintonizing the IMF would be a serious desire of the bankster class here
     
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    Are you proposing a new conspiracy?
    bankers...if you will...
     
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    It's weird that the woman was alone when she came in the room, in this kind of hotel they are at least 2 or 3 to clean up. Especially a suite.

    I'm agree with the fact that DSK is a hot-rabbit (right word? lol) but this story sounds like a conspiracy.

    They are looking for a lots of evidence, too much in my taste, do you know the sitcom "The expert", I couldn't make differences between the both.
     

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