Marine Le Pen's Reaction
Update: As you might imagine, the French press has run out of ink. For an interesting perspective on the actual accusation against him, the penal code of New York State, the official definition of "sodomy", and speculation on what could have really happened, see Lawrence Auster. Also, it has occurred to me that he will get off the way Bill Clinton got off - popular opinion will be on his side, especially if there is any evidence, even the slightest, that this was a set-up.
In this video, where we hear only her voice, Marine Le Pen reacts to the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. She is not surprised and says his pathological behavior towards women has been an open secret for some time. She points out that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty, but she also feels there will be more revelations concerning his conduct. Even though he still has the right to run as a candidate for the presidency, she believes this incident will put a definitive end to his political career, and may result in his departure from the IMF.
It is lucky, not only for Marine Le Pen, but for France, that this happened. DSK was never an appropriate candidate. His indifference to the civilizational crisis in France, his lack of identity with the French, his uncontrollable urges, his jet-setting life style, his Socialist ideology, are just some of the factors that would have created a huge gulf between himself and the people. I'm sure that many French patriots are rejoicing today.
Arrestation de DSK : réaction de Marine Le Pen by BFMTV
Update: I have changed the word "viable" to "appropriate" in the last paragraph above. See comment section.