The NY TIMES reports that yesterday, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund head and favorite for the Socialist Party nomination for President of France in the forthcoming elections, gave a very carefully scripted television interview about the events in the New York hotal room that led to his arrest on charges of attempted rape, among other things. Speaking to a popular tv interviewer who is one of his wife's best friends, DSK made a great show of confessing to a "moral failing" and expressed great regret at having let down his wife, his children, and the French people [apparently there are forms and conventions for such events that transcend national boundaries - he might just as well have been Jon Edwards.]
As I assumed he would, he claimed, without any detail whatsoever, that the sex was consensual. I have already indicated why I consider that extremely implausible. [See the post for August 24th of this year]. I am very pleased that large parts of the French public don't seem to be buying his "explanations." By the way, the TIMES mentioned one wrinkle in the story that was new to me. Apparently the hotel security cameras captured an assignation that Strauss-Kahn had the night before with a different woman, so I think we can set aside the excuse that he was just a little horny.