hawk--I've been wondering if there's not a "touch of envy" in all this moral outrage. It does seem to be nagging at some of the contributors here.
I mean to say--that photo Bill put up is a bit provocative. The one on the left I mean. Her looking over her shoulder like that in a knowing intellectual manner. (The books). Blokes who don't know what that means have had too much Moming in my opinion.
The virgin thing that a lot of men have. Not that I do. Not that she was a virgin either but if there was a scheme going to get Roman to do Lolita properly, maybe if one of those books was The Divine Sarah, say, and it didn't work out so the cops are brought in under Plan B-- then what?
And one does have to wonder, given what we know, about George's aircraft carrier calling at a S.E. Asian port on a goodwill mission in case there's a racist perspective. One wouldn't want to be caught getting more morally outraged at an American 13 year old getting shagged than one of a few thousand in Thailand now would one. That looks really bad from a liberal point of view don't you think?