Monday, September 28, 2009

So, Now, Even Pedophilia Can Be "Nuanced"?

Anne Applebaum of the Washington Post thinks child-rapist Roman Polanski deserves a break, and Barack Obama believes that a teacher, who not only failed to report an incident of sexual relations between a 15-year-old boy and a man that the boy had met in a bus station restroom, but who encouraged the boy to continue with the "relationship", is a fine choice to serve as Safe Schools Czar.

Wrong. Just plain wrong. Prime wrong, can't be reduced to something less than wrong.

Kevin Jennings is the next czar who needs to get the boot (if we absolutely have to get rid of them one at a time). And Roman Polanski, who pled guilty to statutory rape (even though the facts indicate that it was out and out rape), and then fled the country, needs to do time, even if he is a movie-land idol.


Anonymous said...

There was a time in my growing up that the likes of polanski would be found swinging from a tree somewhere.
Pixie's Great Uncle

Steve Burri said...

Nuanced? Yes!

She looked at least 15!

JeffS said...

Read Kate Harding's review of this sick and twisted support at Salon.

Money quote:

Roman Polanski raped a child.

'Nuff said.

RebeccaH said...

A Grimm's Fairy Tale:

In ancient times (and by ancient, I mean up until the mid-twentieth century), these kinds of things were loudly, publicly, and sometimes violently, denounced by those communities whose members had suffered the offense. In the last half of the twentieth century, such things began to gain acceptance by a vocal and unfortunately influential minority.

Then the internet came along, and united all those communities who thought their deeply held values were being driven into obsolescence. So once again, the righteous and the virtuous (heretofore the damned), can assert their values and say: NO! This will not stand.

Worst. President. Ever.