Excellent police-work by the NYPD and good sense and resolution by New York City’s District Attorney may have saved France from yet another retrenchment into French-style socialism and stagflation and Germany from round after wretched round of fiscal bail-outs of profligate members of the Euro-zone.
When Dominique Gaston Andre Strauss-Kahn was unceremoniously hauled out of the first class cabin of an Air France aircraft preparing for take off, in a Roman Polanski bid to evade rape charges by sheltering behind French extradiction laws, and when he was later charged with several serious felony counts that may keep him in a United States penitentiary for the rest of his life, the upcoming Presidential Elections in France took a turn very much for the better.
Born in April 1949 to a family of mixed Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jewish origin, DSK was educated primarily in Paris, obtaining a degree in public law as well as a Ph.D. and an aggregation in economics at the Universite Paris X (Nanterre) in 1977. He retains the title of full professor of economics at Sciences Po, though , since 2007, he has been on an extended leave of absence.
As a student, DSK was an activist member of the Union of Communist Students, displaying his true anti-capitalist ideology from an early age. In the 1970s, he joined CERES – Center on Socialist Education Studies and Research – led by Jean-Pierre Chevenement, who would run as a far-left presidential candidate in 2002. After the election of Francois Mitterrand – also a one-time communist – to the presidency in 1981, DSK became actively involved in the Socialist Party, which was led by future Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin. DSK also founded Socialisme et Judaisme.
In 1987, DSK was elected deputy for the first time in the Haute-Savoie department. In 1991, he was nominated by Mitterrand to be junior minister for industry and foreign trade in Edith Cresson’s left-leaning government, a position that he held until the fall of the government in 1993. In June 1995, DSK was elected Mayor of Sarcelles and married his third wife, a rich heiress, Anne Sinclair. In 1997, Prime Minister Lionel Jospin appointed DSK Minister for Economics, Finance and Industry, making him one of the most influential members of his Plural Left government. DSK was a major proponent of reducing the French working week to 35 hours. No wonder he is (was?) such a strong supporter of bailing out the lazy Greeks at the present time!
Following Jacques Chirac’s success in the 2002 presidential election and the Union for a Popular Movement majority in Parliament, DSK was re-elected deputy and rejoined the Socialist Party leadership. He was primarily responsible for drawing up the Socialist program for the 2007 presidential election. He was defeated by Segolene Royal in the primaries, and she lost to Nicolas Sarkozy in the presidential election.
Anxious to rid himself of a troublesome socialist, President Sarkozy successfully supported DSK for the managing directorship of the IMF. DSK was elected to that position in September 2007. Despite two investigations of his allegedly predatory sexual behavior within that office, DSK has remained in post throughout the post-2008 financial crisis. He has demonstrated exemplary socialist principles in the IMF’s bailout approach to fiscal prodigality. The PIIGS will be prostrate with grief at his impending departure as a disgrace to the institution that was resolved on bailing them out.
But Gauls and Germans should be dancing in the streets. A major threat to Euro-prosperity has been summarily removed by U.S. justice. Who among those peoples really would revel in a return of Mitterrand-style socialism? And that was a likely outcome of the French presidential election prior to Saturday May 14, 2011.
And the French should not doubt the predictable arrogance and high-handedness of DSK had he ever penetrated the Elysee Palace. If they require confirmation, just let them reflect on the depraved nature of any rich, socialist Jew who would ruthlessly ravish a poor, devout Muslim maid some thirty years his junior, chasing her buck-naked across his $3,000 a night palatial suite, in a determined attempt to rape and sodomize her for his selfish gratification.
Now, instead of waving flags stating ’Yes we Kahn’, the French Republic will be replete with flags joyously pronouncing “No we Kahn’t’. And that will be good for politics and economics right across Euro-land.