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DSK – Faux Spin Doctor

Life’s Like That

One of the many interesting positions that Life can twist you into, is that of being wrong and right on the same subject.

Such has been the case with THIS POST, where I opined that Domnique Strauss Kahn, on his return to France, would protest his innocence,(Right), but subtly and through his “people.” (Wrong.)

Telling It Like he Wants it Believed

Clearly Imagining himself to be “The Great Communicator”(Wrong), and bursting with the Hubris particular to Public Figures who have committed a big “NO-NO”,  DSK decided He alone would attempt damage control. (Wrong)

His televised mea culpa succeeded only in giving stand-up comedians more original material, and opposition politicans more ammunition.(as if any more was needed)

Promoted as an “interview”, the great seducer’s humilty rant was clearly a heavily scripted public relations spin.  “Interogatted” with the ferocity of a purring cat by a pal of his Wifes’ – Claire Chazal, the major “News Blonde” on France’s TF1 channel, DSK continued to amaze and astound.

Just The Facts

One of his major points being that whatever his “moral error(s)”, both in New York, and  France, there was “no violence” involved. He “unscored” this assertion by referring repeatedly  (12 times) to the New York prosecutors report.

This would have a chance of being halfway believable, were it not for the physical evidence. Bruised shoulder, torn clothing, vaginal redness, etc.

OK – He did admit to being a bad boy. Which he did also at the IMF for which they did’nt fire him..and from which he still gets a six figure pension for life . However, when the great(imagined) communictor maintained that the sex was consensual, I was immediately reminded of the wise words of H.L Mencken , the late and respected editor of the Baltimore Sun newspaper: “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American People.”

While there may be some French people among the 13 million DSK -SPIN viewers who have just fallen off the back of a turnip truck, the majority can smell squirrel dookie when it’s in their face. They can tie their own shoelaces. They can walk and chew gum at the same time.

So – when a wealthy man in his 60’s, tells them that he had consensual sex at 11am in the morning, in his $3000@ night hotel suite, with a hotel maid in her 30’s……and that no money was exchanged….how many of those French people are thinking of the cartoon character whose nose kept getting bigger? (hint: first three letters are: “PIN”, ends with “O.”)

Don’t Walk This Way        

Sadly for DSK, the political result of his “Kahnfomercial”, is increased distance. Especially from those in his own party. While not uttering a negative word, politicans of every stripe are taking their marching orders from the three wise monkeys : “See no evil.” “Hear no evil.” “Speak No evil.”

So who’s the Monkey here?


What are ya thinkin’!


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12 Responses to “DSK – Faux Spin Doctor”

  1. freeman genner says:

    More than just monumental hubris, DSK’s pereformance underscores the fact that society’s “elite” are not bound by the moral and legal constraits of the “lesser classes.” And further, that they “take care of the own.” Whatever the disaster.

  2. al brodovich says:

    Freeman – not to mention the way they twist/spin/falisify the English language to show their “victim” in the best possible light!

  3. tellman larsen says:

    Reading Al’s comment, i’m reminded of David Stockman, the head bean counter during the Reagan years, who decided what final result the budget needed…then just worked backward to get there.

  4. Brenda Bryan says:

    i’m thinkin’ we all know who the monkey is here.

  5. carl oberan says:

    Get back to the adventures of the bicycle gourmet! -Way more interesting than this sad excuse for a human being!!!

  6. Sara Findersly says:

    I think the maid’s attorney had the best and shortest response to this rampant self-promotion – he called it : “A joke.” AMEN!

  7. bob cochran says:

    i get the impression this movie gets continually replayed….

    ie bill clinton – “i did not have sex with……that woman…”

    how stupid do they think we are?

  8. candace metterlink says:

    I agree with Bob….this movie’s plot never changes…..just the (bad) actors.

  9. colin grahame says:

    These guys have a way of landing on their feet, no matter how badly they screw up. So, don’t count this guy out yet.

  10. gloria reimer says:

    It sickens me to hear this crap again and again…like your other commentors are saying…SAME OLD (BORING) MOVIE!

  11. irma doubs says:

    While it’s not the blue-skies, happy, escapist Bg adventures story beloved by the majority of your readers, it is a French topic, and at the same time, an International one. So, for me, it makes perfect sense that you should comment on it.

  12. doreen eversham-clark says:

    you said a mouthful irms!…and i would like to remind all that if we all had the same tastes and interests…it would be a very dull world!

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