How Dare Those Uppity Plebes Forget Their Place

When I first read Felix Salmon’s “Ben Stein’s Top 10 Lines About DSK” I thought these were humorous “summaries” of Steins’ column defending Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

They were not. They were direct quotes.

And oh my God. Without further ado:

Was Riker’s Island really the place to put him on the allegations of one human being? Hadn’t he earned slightly better treatment than that?

No, he has not. Justice wears a blindfold.

If he is such a womanizer and violent guy with women, why didn’t he ever get charged until now?

I dunno, maybe because we have douchebags like Ben Stein telling mere “hotel maids” that they should keep their lips buttoned when the powerful elite assert their dominance in unpleasant ways?

The prosecutors say that Mr. Strauss-Kahn “forced” the complainant to have oral and other sex with him. How? Did he have a gun? Did he have a knife? He’s a short fat old man.

I have nothing to say to this except that Ben Stein is a horrible toad of a man. That comment alone should get him banned from the networks forever. Go talk to some rape victims, you asshole. Then you might learn something about how a woman can be forced.

People accuse other people of crimes all of the time. What do we know about the complainant besides that she is a hotel maid?

Ah yes. A mere hotel maid. That’s the crux of it. If the accuser were Countess Lady Gotsalot that would make all the difference, wouldn’t it?

You know, didn’t we fight a revolution to rid ourselves of attitudes like this? Wake up and smell the class warfare, people. Yesterday we read that Newt Gingrich ran up a $500,000 tab on his Tiffany’s credit card (in other news, Tiffany’s offers credit cards?) Well good for him, with three wives and Lord knows how many girlfriends he probably needs it. But don’t for a minute try to label my side of the political aisle “limousine liberals” and “out of touch” and “elites” and all the rest.

It’s really hard to present yourself as some kind of budget-conscious populist when you’re racking up the big debt on your Tiffany’s credit card. And it’s really hard to present your ideas as some kind of rational, pragmatic conservatism when you rally to the defense of a powerful French banker by attacking the victim.



Filed under Ben Stein, Newt Gingrich

3 responses to “How Dare Those Uppity Plebes Forget Their Place

  1. >I'm rather proud of the swift actions of the NYPD to detain Mr. Strauss-Kahn and to hold him at Rikers Island. And also proud of the staff and management of Sofitel's quick response to the maid's complaint.

  2. >I just sat there shaking my head when I read about this yesterday. They put this guy on television, I have no idea why. He isn't funny, or talented, or even all that smart.If, and that is a HUGE if, you could manage to get your head around defending the guy, would you really do it by questioning how someone could be jailed by the accusations of one person? Does he suppose a policeman must witness the alleged misconduct before making the arrest?The thing is, I'm convinced this guy will walk, too much money, too many connections.

  3. Jim

    >There was a report in the paper that another woman in France has come forward accusing this guy of sexual assault like 9 years ago. Her mother, who worked for the guy, convinced her own daughter not to press charges. How the hell does that happen?