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Schwarzenegger and DSK: When Powerful Men Cross Lines

Reporting on politicians’ sexual misconduct calls for people who have been abused to put their humiliations on display. But there’s no guarantee it will have an electoral impact.

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VB

May 20, 2011, 3:42 p.m.

Look we need to ABSOLUTELY stop ALL the stupid excuses that allow the type o behavior DSK demonstrated (which btw imho is different from Arnold’s but not by a lot) which include among other the “French men are that way” crap. THEY are not. No one is. Rape is rape in any country and there’s nothing funny about it. There should be jail and that’s the end of that. The only good thing this DSK arrest has brought on is the debate that is now going on in France about the “law of the silence”. Enough is enough. Too much of that crap just gets swept under the rug and Arnold’s story (as well as John Edwards, Larry the “not gay” senator caught in the toilet, Eliot Spitzer etc etc etc…) is a case in point. Now 99 more celebs/politics etc are watching that thinking “but they won’t catch ME he he he” because the fact is this is AAAAAALLLL about the male ego which knows no bounds. When you give a man that much power and treat him like his s…. don’t smell, this is what happens. Pulsions take over just like a 2 year old. Only in a 2 yo it’s cute.
This has NOTHING to do with citizenship. It’s universal. It’s human.

Steve Hunter

May 26, 2011, 11 a.m.

I thought that Maria Shriver had better sense than to out up with an abusive womanizer. The man belongs in prison for being a sexual predator, not roaming the streets or movie sets.

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