New York Times Gives World’s Most Lukewarm Endorsement to Ken Thompson

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Nafissatou Diallo (L), the hotel maid that accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in a New York City hotel, and her attorney, Kenneth Thompson (R) leave the courthouse after meeting with prosecutors in New York on August 22, 2011. Thompson suggested Monday that the charges against the one-time French presidential hopeful had been dropped, after a key meeting in New York. "The Manhattan attorney, Cyrus Vance, has denied the right to a woman to get justice in a rape case," Thompson said.       AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/2011 AFP

Fine, if you're going to cast a ballot in the race for Brooklyn District Attorney, the New York Times supposes you should vote for Kenneth Thompson. But whatever. "Mr. Thompson, a former federal prosecutor with his own law firm, is not an ideal successor. He lacks significant managerial experience, and we were not reassured by his publicity-oriented approach to representing Nafissatou Diallo ... Nonetheless, Mr. Thompson is smart and has shown passion for combating crime and injustice. He pledges to bring in experienced advisers to review office operations."