Fun with Sodomy and the Infinite Sadness
Notice now that Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned they're talking bail. I'm not saying that's suspect, I'm just pointing it out.
Here's his resignation letter to the IMF:
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Board:
It is with infinite sadness that I feel compelled today to present to the Executive Board my resignation from my post of Managing Director of the IMF.
I think at this time first of my wife—whom I love more than anything—of my children, of my family, of my friends.
I think also of my colleagues at the Fund; together we have accomplished such great things over the last three years and more.
To all, I want to say that I deny with the greatest possible firmness all of the allegations that have been made against me.
I want to protect this institution which I have served with honor and devotion, and especially—especially—I want to devote all my strength, all my time, and all my energy to proving my innocence.
Now that he's given up his passport and his post at the IMF, what are the chances DSK will weasel his way out? Pretty good if the goal of this was to get him out of the IMF for whatever reason. My tinfoil hat isn't strapped on tight enough at this time to make any assumptions on that matter.
His defense lawyers' offer of a $1 million bail package was rejected by the court at an initial hearing on Monday on grounds that Strauss-Kahn is a flight risk. Since then he has been held in an 11 by 13 cell at the West Facility on New York's Riker's Island, where he remains on suicide watch.
According to court papers filed by his defense team Wednesday, Strauss-Kahn has surrendered his passport. His attorneys again proposed posting $1 million cash bail but have now said he would be confined to the home of his daughter, Camille, a Columbia University graduate student, 24 hours a day with electronic monitoring, according to the Associated Press.
Awful. You can tell just to look at him that he's sitting there wondering how the fuck he went from globe-trotting debt pimp to humiliated pervert in a matter of minutes. Something tells me that definitely wasn't on the itinerary.
Meanwhile, it's business as usual for TPTB. "We want to see an open process that leads to a prompt succession for the Fund's new managing director," said Tim Geithner earlier today. What does that even mean? I have a feeling "open process" means "getting our guy in there ASAP no matter what the Chinese say" but that's just me.