This has been in the works for a while, but the Manhattan District Attorney is about to drop charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. If the witness isn’t credible, the witness isn’t credible, that’s how the justice system is supposed to work. But get ready for another round of “how could this lying nobody ruin such a great man’s reputation”.
What I find most strange about the Village reaction is that Strauss-Kahn did have sexual relations with that woman (prosecutors have physical evidence) yet he’s a VSP in good standing whereas when Bill Clinton had a clearly consensual relationship with a woman who never accused him of assault, that was proof that Clinton was white trash scum who deserved to be removed from office and possibly put in jail.
And we were standing there getting some shrimp or something together, and all of a sudden both of us went, `Ah!’ And we turned around and looked, and there was Strom standing between us with one hand on my mother’s behind and one hand on mine and just smiling and beaming and just feeling so pleased with himself. And, of course, my mother, who’s very Southern, just the way Strom is and from Savannah, Georgia–we’re both from Savannah–Mother said, `Oh, Strom, you old devil,’ you know. And we just thought it was the cutest thing, and we told everybody about it, that wicked old Strom Thurmond.