While I’m not changing that rant, DSK will, nonetheless have to (successfully) negotiate several speed bumps on the road to the Presidental palace.
His (she says) close relationship with Martine Aubry. Current leader of the Socialist Party. (“Parti Socialist”, here in the land of adjective after the noun.) She being the party’s current choice for the French throne.
Every other political opponent. particularly The National Front’s Marine LePen. Who will doubtless make much political hay of the fact that all the Male members of the Socialist tribe knew of “The Great Seducer’s” behind closed doors “escapades”, and chose to keep their little lips sealed.
The outraged French. That portion of, as they say here, “le Grand Public” who feel that Strauss Kahn deserved to stay in Riker’s Island. And that , accordingly, his occupation of the Elysee Palace would be a large and unslightly pîmple on the International face of France.
The outraged politicians who are not running for office. All will be putting in their(suprise, suprise) negative assessments of DSK’S (lack og good) behaviour. The latest being former prime Minister Michel Rocard. Who, while lauding Strauss Kahn’s abilites, lamented that he found him “mentally ill.”
BUMP FIVE – The Legal Challenges.
As unfortunate as it may be for the many Women DSK has “loved”, in circumstance they were not totally thrilled with, the massive financial muscle of the DSK machine(uh….that would be….wifey’s bankroll?) will ensure that the only bars her hubby will have to contend with are the ones that serve Chivas Regal on the rocks.
And, bien sur, this legal mumbo jumbo, could, and probably will drag on until everyone concerned is in a wheelchair.
The damage here for Straus Kahn will be the immediate negative publicity from the former “lovers.” Sure – “circumstantial evidence/heresay/rumours.” In other words – perfect ammunition for innuendo. The preferred stiletto of all politicans – n’est ce pas?
BUMP SIX – The Wild Card
There’s one in every pack. The one you never expected. The one that changes the game. What could it be in Strauss Kahn’s case? An unfortunate leak of information? A “whistle blower” dis-enchanted with “Team DSK?” A definitive “smoking gun” from The Great Seducer’s …ahem….”checkered” past?
It’s the greatest show on earth, folks. And the next act in this circus…
hey……it’s unfolding as we speak!
Are you not thrilled?
THROW ME A BONE HERE, PEOPLE!
What are ya thinkin’?