Well, that about covers it.
President Obama’s press conference today was meant to explain the details of the recently completed negotiation to stop Iran from producing a nuclear weapon.
Then the question turned to Bill Cosby and whether the president could revoke the comedic icon’s Presidential Medal of Freedom on the basis of the rape charges that have been leveled against him by several women.
Obama’s answer was deft and on point.
There’s no precedent for revoking such a medal and there’s no mechanism now to do it, he said.
Cosby received the medal in 2002 from President George W. Bush. The world didn’t know what it knows now of what Cosby allegedly has done. It’s been reported recently that court documents show that he admitted to giving Quaaludes to women and then had sex with them.
It’s all quite disgusting.
Obama then ventured his own view on what he considers to be rape. “I’ll say this: if you give a woman, or a man for that matter, without his or her knowledge a drug and then have sex with that person without consent, that’s rape,” the president said.
OK. By my understanding of what is known, I believe Bill Cosby has admitted to being a rapist.
Should the White House revoke his Medal of Freedom?
Leave the issue alone — and let Bill Cosby try to fend off the lawsuits that are going to bury him.