A Fine Distinction
News is coming down that Roman Polanski is off the hook:
The Swiss government this morning announced that it has rejected the U.S.’ request to extradite the director back to Los Angeles so that he could finally face up to the charge he fled the country over back in 1977—namely, having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Um, actually it was rape. He raped a 13-year-old girl. There is a pretty broad distinction between consensual sex and rape. I am stickler for these kinds of details, see, especially in my relations with other people.
Anyhoo, Ruben Bolling captured this denouement presciently last year.