Friday, March 10, 2017
Starr-Crossed Baylor (Or, This Is Why We Hate Republicans — And Football)
Ahh, Ken Starr: Is there a greater right-wing whackjob than Ken Starr? Sadly, we cats fear that the answer to that question is yes— but we're mesmerized anew by Ken Starr's awfulness, reading the horror stories coming out of Baylor University about six-foot-five football players raping Baylor coeds without fear of retribution.
And yes, dear readers, this all took place under the aegis of former Baylor University President Ken Starr.
Never mind the rapes, the violations, the deaf ear that the university turned to female students' complaints. Ken Starr's justification for sexual assault? "Success in athletics means that all boats rise," he said.
Starr became Baylor's president in 2010, years after he went after Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky for — remember this, now — having consensual sex in the anteroom off the Oval Office. Consensual sex. Big difference between that and 52 rapes committed by 31 Baylor football players from 2011 through 2014.
Fifty-two rapes! How they pale in comparison to a few willing blow jobs. Yet Kenneth Fucking Starr decided that Clinton-Lewinsky rose to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors — while his Baylor players' sexual assaults were just boys being boys.
This literally makes us cats ill. Almost as ill as we'd be if we heard that Republicans want to defund Planned Parenthood but don't want to pay for prenatal care, either. Wait, what? — Oh, goodness gracious, here comes another hairball. We cats HISS.