Ben Stein Watch, DSK edition
Without further ado, the top ten lines from Ben Stein’s article on Dominique Strauss-Kahn:
- If he is such a womanizer and violent guy with women, why didn’t he ever get charged until now?
- This is a case about the hatred of the have-nots for the haves, and that’s what it’s all about.
- So far, he’s innocent, and he’s being treated shamefully. If he’s found guilty, there will be plenty of time to criticize him.
- Can anyone tell me any economists who have been convicted of violent sex crimes?
- Maybe Mr. Strauss-Kahn is guilty but if so, he is one of a kind, and criminals are not usually one of a kind.
- He is one of the most recognizable people on the planet. Did he really have to be put in Riker’s Island?
- A man pays $3,000 a night for a hotel room? He’s got to be guilty of something. Bring out the guillotine.
- 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?
- Can anyone tell me of any heads of nonprofit international economic entities who have ever been charged and convicted of violent sexual crimes?
- People accuse other people of crimes all of the time. What do we know about the complainant besides that she is a hotel maid?