May 19, 2011

Hotel Scandals

This past week, the head of the IMF, who is French, got involved in a sex scandal with a maid from the hotel he was staying at.  In fact, he is actually being charged for forcing "sexual acts" on the maid.  The American media has already, tried, found guilty and sentenced him.  The French media however, is predicting a set-up, a conspiracy, it is almost like 2 completely different new stories.

So A, is in the hotel business, so I asked how often does a guest think that the housekeeping staff is for their personal pleasure.  According to him, he has only hear such a story one time, in over 10 years.  There has been a few radio shows that have taken calls from housekeepers and it made it sound like this sort of thing happens every day.

I am not sure what to think, but if this were to happen to a politician in the US, he would be dead.  That American politician could have done that with a consenting adult and still would have been dead.  I wonder how the French will think about this guy at the next presidential election.  Will he be the lead of the socialist party, like was expected a week ago?  Or forgotten. 

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