Monday, May 16, 2011

Banged up!

A Dead Sorry Kermit has been remanded without bail by a New York Court, awaiting trial on a series of sex charges. Prosecutors had asked the judge, Melissa C. Jackson, supervising judge of Manhattan Criminal Court, to remand Dominque Strauss-Kahn, 62, contending that he was a flight risk. They also indicated that a similar attack may have occurred.

Benjamin Brafman, one of Strauss-Kahn's lawyers, argued that "there is a very, very defensible case and he should be entitled to bail", denying that his client was trying to flee when he was arrested on an Air France aircraft that was about to take off from Kennedy International Airport. It was a local sightseeing trip?

There is nevertheless some comfort in this tale for DSK. Having enjoined the citizens of so many countries to practice austerity, he has swapped his $3,000-a-night hotel room for the budget accommodation provided by New York City. No one can now accuse the head of the IMF of not doing his bit.

The next court hearing will be on 20 May, when the Dead Sorry Kermit will have saved $12,000 on accommodation costs. He will also have had the opportunity to make some interesting new friends, so things are by no means all bad. He might even learn, first hand the meaning of the "Greek way", experiencing for himself the process he has been applying to the Greek people.