Let’s face it, the U.S. Congress is mostly made up of dirty old men — fat cats who feel they are above the law and who ensure that any law they do pass does not apply to them.
Now they have to attend mandatory sexual harassment training. Perhaps that training should be much broader and include basic training in our U.S. Constitution, human rights, ethics and so on.
Wonder what this sexual harassment training syllabus will look like? I think it will be behind closed doors and include a special top secret session on what to do if you simply cannot restrain yourself from exploiting women — like Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan, he of the missing pants, and, of course, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, he of the wandering hands.
Of course the “what-to-do-if you-are-caught” secret session will include how to deny, deflect, downplay, deal, deceive, denounce, defame, discredit and, finally, destroy.
In so doing, members of Congress will stay put, defending their integrity to the last and thus they will be able to finally escape unscathed.
Most of these are obvious, but a few additional comments, on some, are in order.
Deal, the art of the deal — buy off accusers if at all possible. Give them hush money. But don’t use taxpayer funds any more. Establish a secret Swiss bank account to which each member of Congress will contribute money. Label it the Franken Fund. The Franken Fund would now not only provide the needed hush money but provide accused members of Congress with the best legal representation possible. Funds could also be used to intimidate accusers by threatening to sue them — this is the so-called Trump Theory.
Defame, discredit and denounce accusers — this was used effectively by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Destroy — not only documentation, emails, hard drives, servers, etc., but, if necessary, destroy the accusers themselves. The credit for this one also goes to HRC.
And those, unfortunately, are just the “Franks!”