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France Surpasses America in the Race for Doofus Nation of the Year...

Chris Blattman:

Is this what passes for moral and legal defense in France? | Chris Blattman: The NYT reports that infamous DSK was detained overnight over accusations of cavorting with prostitutes and orgies in Paris and Washington, paid for by businessmen, possibly with government money.

A lawyer for Mr. Strauss-Kahn appeared to confirm that he had attended the events, saying that his client would not have been aware if the women who entertained him were prostitutes.

“He could easily not have known, because as you can imagine, at these kinds of parties you’re not always dressed, and I challenge you to distinguish a naked prostitute from any other naked woman,”

Good luck with that one.