Monday, July 12, 2010

Switzerland Is An Ass

Evidently, the Swiss political class has as much integrity as the French artistic crowd, and that says a lot even as it's not saying much.


"A 13-year-old girl was drugged and raped," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said. "This is not a matter of technicality."

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, who led the effort to bring Polanski back to the U.S., said he was dumbfounded.

"Mr. Polanski is still convicted of serious child sex charges," Cooley said. "The Swiss could not have found a smaller hook on which to hang their hat."
And our state department should be protesting this decision in no mild manner,either.

Of course, much of the blame belongs to the Los Angeles whoever-it-was that allowed him to go free on bond in the first place. If Polanski were an accused mill worker instead of a rich Hollywood convicted anal rapist he would have never been allowed to post bond.

So, now he is a free man. I just only hope that should he continue to drug and seduce rape 13yr models who are hoping for a 'shot', he does it in Calabria, where he likely won't have to face the shame of another conviction.


Bike Bubba said...

If indeed the State Department refused to turn over (reasonably) requested documents, it ain't the Swiss who are the asses.

And yes, it would have been good if Mr. Polanski had faced an angry father instead of the law. Unfortunately, too many parents (Spears, Simpson, Lohan, etc..) are willing to prostitute their daughters for fame, and it appears that the parents in this case were at least close to that.

Brian said...

This looks like a back room deal ( if you'll pardon the expression.) Both the Swiss and the Americans get to avoid dealing with it and each get to blame the other.

Gino said...

brian: you may be on to something. it certainly has all the markings of one.

Bike Bubba said...

OK, so instead of one set of twits to blame, we have two......

....methinks I'm figuring out why they don't teach logic at the government's schools!

RW said...

Barack Obama is screwing up EVERYthing!

Gino said...

i read today that the swiss are protesting the lack of cooperation from the american DA.


yup, its looking more and more like brian's scenario.

Law Fairy said...

Gino, leave it to you to post a picture that makes me simultaneously laugh and want to punch something ;)