KTB Political Roundtable: St. Paul’s and Trump
This week’s KTB Political Roundtable discusses the prep school rape trial verdict and of course, everyone’s guy Donald Trump. We sneak some Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren in as well.
Former St. Paul’s School student Owen Labrie was acquitted of raping a 15-year-old girl in a secluded room on the campus in May of last year, but was found guilty on lesser sexual-assault charges involving a minor. After about eight hours of deliberations, the jury of nine men and three women determined that Labrie had sex with the girl, then a freshman at the Concord boarding school, but that prosecutors had failed to prove he had acted without her consent, as she had asserted.
Labrie could face a sentence that includes several years in jail — a maximum of seven years on a computer enticement conviction, which is a felony, and as much as a year each on the four misdemeanors. In addition, Labrie, who was a straight-A student, will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, a prosecutor said afterward.
Despite claims of one 4 year term for Biden and Warren to follow, they might be separated by actual positions on issues, particularly a 2005 Biden vote that was seen as friendly to credit-card companies. Warren is one of the Senate’s most vocal critics of the financial sector.
This guy says and does whatever he wants and people buy it. From Yahoo.com
According to the New York Times, which received an advance copy of Michael D’Antonio’s “Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success,” the real estate mogul feels his experience at New York Military Academy, a boarding school in Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y., to being in the military, in part because he wore a uniform and participated in marching drills, and because some of his instructors had served in the military.
Trump, whose parents sent him to the school to curb their son’s chronic bad behavior, graduated from the academy in 1964. Trump then attended Fordham University before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance, where in 1968 he received a medical deferment for the Vietnam draft due to “bone spurs on both heels of his feet,” according to his campaign. “The medical deferment was expected to be short-term and he was therefore entered in the military draft lottery where he received an extremely high number, 356 out of 365,” it says.
“My number was so incredible and it was a very high draft number,” Trump told D’Antonio, according to the Times. “Anyway so I never had to do that, but I felt that I was in the military in the true sense because I dealt with those people.”