Originally posted at American Thinker Blog
If there is one thing socialists can pride themselves on, no matter where they come from, itâ€™s putting the best interests of workers first. That is why the alleged sexual assault of a hard-working unionized chambermaid perpetrated by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French Socialist Party bigwig and managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is probably just a huge misunderstanding.
This is a bad time for Strauss-Kahn to be involved in a sex scandal. The â€œFrench political world has been buzzing with speculation that the man popularly known as â€˜DSKâ€™ would bring a premature end to his tenureâ€ at the â€œhelm of the IMF in Washington,â€ and â€œthrow his hat in the ringâ€ to run against Sarkozy for the highest office in France.Â â€œSome opinion polls suggest he would win,â€ which would remove Franceâ€™s right-wing barrier and annoying political obstacle, the burqa-banning Nicolas Sarkozy, and be enhanced by the impending reelection of socialism-friendly Barack Obama.
That is why it seems improbable that leading global socialist Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who hails from a nation supposedly populated with the worldâ€™s greatest lovers, would chance doing anything other than spreading love around when heâ€™s not working hard to liberalize international exchange rates or defending the rights of workers.
All one has to do is look at the French logo for the Socialist Party, which is a fist grasping a single rose â€“ a universal symbol for expressing love â€“ to see why a naked Dominique was pursuing a fleeing chambermaid.
The accusation is that the man of the people, staying at a $3,000-a-night suite in the Sofitel luxury hotel, emerged nude from his bathroom, startling a female hotel worker. At which point Strauss-Kahn, quite possibly with a single rose in hand, â€œchased her down a hallwayâ€ and pulled her into a bedroom, where the unwilling-to-â€˜shareâ€™ woman claimed that DSK, the best hope for returning France to socialism, then dragged her into the bathroom andÂ â€œjump[ed] her.â€
In the past, Strauss-Kahn, a thrice-married father of four and eternal lover at heart, â€œwas briefly investigated over whether he had an improper relationship with a subordinate female employee. The IMF board found his actions â€˜regrettableâ€™ and said they â€˜reflected a serious error of judgment.â€™â€Â DSKâ€™s indiscretion did nothing to jeopardize his position at the IMF, his promising career in politics, or his aspiration to assume the role of Franceâ€™s president.
Thus far, Dominiqueâ€™s â€œreputation as a charmer of women has not hurt his career in France, where politiciansâ€™ private lives traditionally come under less scrutiny than in the United States.â€ The French media even dubbed Strauss-Kahn â€œthe great seducer.â€
Dominiqueâ€™s seduction skills may have passed in Parisâ€™ Hotel Meurice, but three years after a â€œserious error in judgment,â€ the â€˜great seducerâ€™ hit a wall in NYC when a 32 year-old hotel worker claimed she was forced to pull â€œaway fromâ€ Strauss-Kahn as he attempted to sodomize her on the bathroom floor of a luxury suite.
The explanation may be a simple one. Maybe Dominique felt the chambermaid should be more willing to â€˜shareâ€™ and was merely attempting to school her in how, for the â€˜common good,â€™ sharing is done. Allegedly, when the obstinate hotel worker refused his advances, Mr. Strauss-Kahn employed a tried-and-true socialist tactic called â€œdrag and force.â€
Then, according to NYPD spokesman Paul Brown, Dominique hastily dressed and headed off â€œto JFK for a flight to Paris.â€Â Brown said â€œIt looked like he got out of there in a hurry,â€ because â€œhe left his cell phone and other personal items in the room,â€ which again may have been an innocent attempt to avail himself of another opportunity to â€œshare the wealth.â€
Dominique, a recipient of â€œan arrangement with Air France that allows him to get on any flight and sit in first class,â€ when approached by Port Authority cops on the plane asked, â€œWhat is this about?â€
Strauss-Kahn found out what it was about after being arrested for â€œsodomizing [the] Manhattan hotel maid,â€ and then spent time in the NYPD â€œSpecial Victimâ€™s Unitâ€™s uptown squad room.â€ At least the socialist was among PBA workers â€“ one segment of the American working class whose best interest, much like hotel workers, Strauss-Kahn has proven to always have in mind.
While Dominique Strauss-Kahn awaited â€œarraignment on charges of a criminal sex act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment,â€ the alleged victim, still unaware that the French politician took what he wanted for her own good, was being â€œtreated for traumaâ€ at NYCâ€™s Roosevelt Hospital.
Dominiqueâ€™s â€œthunderboltâ€ arrest came hours after a â€œSocialist Party ally of Strauss-Kahn accused Sarkozy of kicking off a smear campaign against his longtime rival â€“ focusing on his lavish lifestyle, including his preference for suits from the same tailor favoredâ€ by Barack Obama.
Jean-Marie Le Guen, socialist politician and â€œDSKâ€ ally, accused Sarkozy, who was nowhere in the vicinity of the Sofitel Hotel, let alone New York City, of a â€œtotally structured and orchestrated campaign, …to attack the character of Strauss-Kahn.â€Â If Dominique was â€œtrapped,â€ as reported by independent news source Huliq, itâ€™s an impressive â€œright-wing conspiracyâ€ on Sarkozyâ€™s part since DNA evidence linking Strauss-Kahn to the incident has already been discovered.
Nevertheless, union workers, subordinate employees, and hotel chambermaids worldwide â€“ with the exception of the one from the Sofitel â€“ are probably of the belief that a man so dedicated to the ideal of equality and workersâ€™ rights could never be guilty of such oppressive behavior.
In due time it will likely be proven that what happened was an ungrateful hotel worker selfishly refused to share her resources with a passionate member of society.Â Â Instead of sharing, the chambermaid chose to retain her personal â€œwealthâ€ rather than â€œconsider the needsâ€ of Dominique Strauss-Kahn who, red rose in hand, was then obliged to respond by lawfully exercising the socialist right to forcibly â€œseizeâ€ the womanâ€™s assets.