The Law & Order
dynasty of TV shows has a voracious appetite for ripped-from-the-headlines stories about Great White Defendants committing violent crimes. Unfortunately, the supply is not equal to the demand, so L&O
constantly rewrites news stories to make them more politically correct.
But now, Dominique Strauss-Kahn
, age 62, the head of the International Monetary Fund and frontrunner for the Socialist Party's nomination for President of France in 2012, was arrested in the first class cabin of an Air France jet at JFK. He was on his way to a meeting with German leader Angela Merkel when he was hauled off by NYPD on charges of raping his NYC hotel room maid.
A few reactions:
- Wow, some guys have a lot of energy. Just reading about Strauss-Kahn's lifestyle is exhausting.
- You know who else has a lot of energy? Strauss-Kahn's arch-rival, President Sarkozy. I don't mean anything by that. Just sayin' ...
- When L&O rips this story from the headlines, what changes will they make? Well, the country will change from France to Germany, the party from left to right, and the name from Dominique Strauss-Kahn to something like Franz Josef Strauss.