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Re: How to Spot a Naked Prostitute



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Over at the Corner, Mona Charen writes about Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s latest high-profile sexual escapades:

According to French news reports, Mr. Strauss-Kahn allegedly was invited to parties by the prostitution ring that took place in Paris as well as in Washington — with the last one taking place in the U.S. capital just days before Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s ill-fated trip to New York.

Here’s the best part. Note the lawyer’s explanation:

In a colorful exchange in a recent radio interview, Mr. Leclerc said the former IMF chief wasn’t aware that the women at these parties were prostitutes. “He could well have not realized it, because you see, in these parties, one is not necessarily clothed and I challenge you to tell a naked prostitute from a naked worldly woman,” Mr. Leclerc told Europe 1 radio.

This strikes me as perhaps the best defense yet of Yale’s Sex Week, during which I once received a lecture from a naked porn star. At the time, I thought the event had nothing to do with Yale’s mission as a training ground for world leaders. I didn’t realize I was actually being trained for life as a powerful international bureaucrat.



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