It’s like the domestic help. Hailing from a small village, poor, underfed, illiterate, they claw their way up some kind of ladder till they can afford to feed, clothe and send to school three children. Then, with a good employer and a stable job, having been a paragon of virtue and hard work for many years, in a moment of weakness (or madness) they do something stupid like slipping some little object or a few small-denomination notes into a pocket and wham! A lifetime of hard work, good karma, reputation for honesty and a stable job goes out the window. For a mere nothing.
This IMF big boss and would-be French Presidential candidate is doing the same thing on a bigger scale. And it’s that much stupider. I mean, you have everything. Presumably – I don’t know the man in person, but presumably – you have position, power, prestige, and lots of money. Your career is going well and you’re going to take a big, huge step. I suppose even for the IMF chief, standing for Presidential election is a big step. So you have everything going for you – how can you throw it all away for sex? After all, sex, like everything else, is available for sale – just throw on some clothes and go shop for it. Why do you want to assault a hapless chamber maid? How attractive can a woman be, or how blindly lustful can a man be, to throw away years of hard work in a few moments of utter stupidity?
Of course, I’m assuming he has thrown it away. Maybe in a few months nobody will care and his career will progress unhindered. That would be a pity. I can have some sympathy for the poor hard-working domestic help who slips up and makes a mistake once, but I’m not wasting any pity on a rich, educated so-and-so who thinks rape is ok.