September 29, 2009

Quote of the Day

Eugene Robinson, on America's most popular pedophile:

During a photo shoot at the Los Angeles home of his friend and "Chinatown" star Jack Nicholson, Polanski plied a 13-year-old girl with champagne and drugs and had sex with her.

That is grotesque. In general, I agree with the European view that Americans tend to be prudish and hypocritical about sex. But a grown man drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl? That's not remotely a close call. It's wrong in any moral universe -- and deserves harsher punishment than three decades of gilded exile.

Not to mention- Father Polanski would've gone to jail.

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 29, 2009 11:34 PM
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