Ben Stein Can’t Contemplate How a Man Without a Weapon Could Force a Woman to Have Sex

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Ben Stein has a lot of strange thoughts about the sexual assault case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Today, he stuffed as many of them as he could come up with into a piece for the American Spectator. Here is but one of them:


The prosecutors say that Mr. Strauss-Kahn "forced" the complainant to have oral and other sex with him. How? Did he have a gun? Did he have a knife? He's a short fat old man. They were in a hotel with people passing by the room constantly, if it's anything like the many hotels I am in. How did he intimidate her in that situation? And if he was so intimidating, why did she immediately feel un-intimidated enough to alert the authorities as to her story?

This man once wrote speeches for presidents.

Presumed Innocent, Anyone? [American Spectator]