Saturday, October 18, 2008

DSK in Trouble

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, now head of the IMF, is under investigation for improper conduct in connection with a sexual relationship with a subordinate. FP readers will recall that DSK was rumored to be the mysterious politician "G" to whom Yasmina Reza referred in her book about Sarkozy. At the time of DSK's appointment to the IMF, rumors abounded in France that he would soon run afoul of stricter codes governing workplace behavior in the United States. Apparently the rumor-mongers were right. Recall, too, that the Financial Times opposed DSK's nomination on the grounds that he lacked the "temperament" for the job.

Jean Quatremer, one of the original rumor-mongers, returns to the charge here.