Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Assistant Quote of the Day
"Levy and Stein find themselves offering up the same response -- two of the World's Most Interesting Men, defending another Interesting Man, on the grounds that the privilege all enjoy makes the crime inconceivable on its face. Ahh, the vita is always dolce when you are an Interesting Man. And rape? This is not a crime that Interesting Men dismiss out of hand, necessarily. But it's a tawdry and declasse sort of thing that happens to downmarket people. It's not supposed to rile up the lives of the world's elite. Game recognizes game, after all. And shame? That's for lesser people. And so while it can be acknowledged that the possibility exists that DSK is the perpetrator of a crime (Levy: 'I do not know what actually happened.' Stein: '...it's possible indeed, maybe even likely, that he is guilty as the prosecutors charge.'), the important thing to do right now is remind the world that in this life, Interesting Men are never supposed to experience shame, let alone experience it publicly. Isn't that the greater indignity?"
-- Jason Linkins, on the sudden unimaginable alliance between Bernard Henri-Levy and Ben Stein (or as I like to call it, BHL-BS) in the defense of fellow Interesting Man Dominique Strauss Kahn
I still refer to Linkins as my BFF for ripping me a new one back when he was with Wonkette, but he's a damn entertaining and insightful writer -- as this piece proves.