It’s rare when I write in this space to applaud NOW, but I was happy to see that NOW president Terry O’Neill released a statement condemning those who want to give Polanski a pass for raping a 13 year old girl. Ms. O’Neill states:
“When a prominent celebrity such as Roman Polanski is given a pass on rape, people start to wonder who else can be let off the hook…They see daylight where there should be no debate — rape is a crime. No excuses, no ambiguity, no get-out-of-jail-free pass.”
I’m tempted to question why NOW didn’t seem to hold the same standard for Ted Kennedy and manslaughter, but I guess at least Ted faced the judicial system (even if it failed to deliver any real justice). So I’ll focus on the positive: Good for you NOW for not joining your liberal brethren in defending this child rapist.