Whom do you ask am I talking about and what did they convert to-form what? Well, The Economist, and they intimate conversion to good Tea Partiers. Why? Well, the scandalous financial facts now being revealed about another collectivist elitist scumbag caught committing a crime. Leave aside that this predatory behavior by the collectivist elites is not only completely unsurprising, and focus on the other stuff, the people at The Economist also gleaned from this story, like I did. When I heard reports of this crime, my interest was piqued, not by the crime itself, but by the details:
LEAVE aside the details of the allegations against Dominique Strauss Kahn, the head of the IMF (his lawyer indicates he will plead not guilty). Just note that the New York Times states that he was staying in a $3,000 a night suite and was taking a first class flight to Paris. This is the IMF, the body that imposes austerity on indebted countries and is funded by global taxpayers. And this was the likely leading socialist candidate for the French presidency.
UPDATE: One more detail emerged this morning. According to the London Times, Mr Strauss-Kahn had an arrangment with Air France whereby he could just turn up and be put on the first plane. Tough luck, presumably, if you had paid for the flight with your own money and the IMF man wants your seat.
Can you say living like a king? Being an elitist collectivist, pays off. This racket has lots of sweet perks. You get to live large and in charge, as we see Mr. Strauss-Kahn was doing, but you also get to use the serfs as you please. And as some other collectivist fellow travelers show us, you get to smack around the peasants when they get uppity as well. I am sure he will tell us he was gonna rape that maid for her own good. He was spreading the wealth by doing it in a $3K a night suite instead of some NY hood. It pays to grievance monger!