Sam Stein on Dershowitz’s defense of Spitzer

“Men don’t use their brains when it comes to something like this,” he said. “They think with a different part of their body and that part of the body, the level of brains, there are no relationship to the level of brains in the skull, unfortunately. And when people think with that organ of the body, they make these kind of really, really terrible mistakes.”

Here is some more of Dershowitz’s defense

6 Responses

  1. “And when people think with that organ of the body, they make these kind of really, really terrible mistakes.”

    Lame, then don’t think with that organ. Milloins of others with much less to lose manage to avoid such humiliation.

    I just heard Congressman King call Eliot (client # 9) the most self-righteous person he had ever met.

    Maybe I am jaded but this type of behavior from politicians no longer shocks me. What I find inexplicable is the wife is always there by the disgraced politician’s side. To even ask her to stand there as a prop is cruel. I would hold my own press conference announcing my intention to file for divorce. The call girl got $ 4300 for this tryst. If I was the wife I would be mad about that waste of money as well.

  2. This “thinking with the little head” defense is along the same lines of thought that excuse rape (not that I’m comparing this scandal with a rape). And this stupidity is spewed by a Harvard law professor.

    XX

  3. It’s really sad that we force humans socially to suppress and deny their natural biological desires, to be unable to communicate about it in order to enter into safe and happy intimate relations- for any length of time. Instead we joke about these things as ‘thinking with the little head’ and overlook the very real human needs that drive these decisions for both men and women.

    I don’t believe for one minute that ANY of the men commenting on this story- whether pundit, politician or Harvard Professor- have never paid for sex or sexual entertainment. These guys need to take a stand and fight for their own rights to privacy and sensible policy.

  4. Why wouldn’t these guys do this sort of thing if their wife is happy to stand by and look brave for the cameras when it comes to light?

    Why do these women think they just can’t have a better life than they have with their cheating husband? I blame it on the same Cinderella syndrome which encourages women to marry the first boy who comes along and seems nice, so that it will all be happily ever after like the storybooks say.

    Come on, ladies, you don’t need the bastard, you can do much better without him. If you put up with it, OF COURSE they’ll get up to these shenanigans. Do yourselves and all women a favor and refuse to put up with it!

  5. Of course, there is the totally wild and crazy possibility of an open relationship…

  6. Exactly. I wonder if this was actually news to Spitzer’s wife. My guess is she’s probably more pissed about the price tag than the infidelity.

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