Whatever the head of the IMF did or didn't do, the reaction of the French elites is most instructive. "We and the Americans do not belong to the same civilization," sniffed Jean Daniel, editor of Le Nouvel Observateur, insisting that the police should have known that Strauss-Kahn was "not like other men" and wondering why "this chambermaid was regarded as worthy and beyond any suspicion." Bernard-Henri Lévy, the open-shirted, hairy-chested Gallic intellectual who talked Sarkozy into talking Obama into launching the Libyan war, is furious at the lèse-majesté of this impertinent serving girl and the jackanapes of America's "absurd" justice system, not to mention this ghastly "American judge who, by delivering him to the crowd of photo hounds, pretended to take him for a subject of justice like any other."
Well, Froggy Daniel, the idea here is that people accused of crimes SHOULD be treated the same, whether rich or poor; doesn't always work out that way, but damned if we should make exceptions for sexual deviant socialists from France. And Lévy? He wasn't 'delivered to the crowd', he was taken from the court; just like any other suspect. Deal with it.
Notice how much of the upset by these clowns is because a mere maid is actually being taken seriously when she complains of being attacked? Interesting attitude from a bunch of socialist assholes, isn't it?
As is, we've got our own bunch of corrupt officials to worry about:
After Charlie Rangel, chair of the House committee that writes America's tax laws, was "censured" by Congress for multiple infractions of, er, America's tax laws, a Washington Times reporter invited him to imagine what punishment the "average American citizen" would have received had he done what the Congressman did. "Please," Rangel told her. "I don't deal in average American citizens."