I usually turn off the news when I hear about the new young Hollywood brats who seem to be the latest role models for our children. One of them is always drunk, stoned, naked or just plain obnoxious.
However, when I read the following headline today I shouted with middle class horror.
PARIS HILTON RELEASED FROM JAIL
I honestly didn't care much before, but now I'm miffed. When someone asks on this board "What would you do if you won $50 million?" I can now add to my list of homes, cars, clothes and other earthly delights "a team of lawyers" so I know that if I drink & drive, lose my license, drive with a suspended license, turn my nose up at the system, violate my probation, I can just make a call and asked to be released for medical reasons. I wonder if she had a bad hair day. Maybe she scratched her lilly white ass when she used the cheap toilet paper? Perhaps one of her fingernails chipped. That must be it. I mean, how is she going to survive in jail without a manicure?
I was already a little peeved when I read that she didn't get the standard 90 day sentence and it was reduced to 45 days. Then she got a generous sentence reduction for "good behavior" (I think she shared a cosmopolitan with someone at an MTV awards show) I don't know about you guys, but I sure breathed a sign of relief when she walked into the Los Angeles Detention Facility to serve 23 days.
Oh, I apologize for questioning our legal system and its equal treatment of the American people. After all, she did experience a genuine trauma during that hour when she was allowed to make personal calls. "She came out of her cell to make a phone call. She's not used to making collect calls and she needed help. A sergeant had to help her," the lawyer said,
OMG! I can't imagine the hell this woman went through! I guess the next time she's driving drunk and she runs down a group of your everyday working class slobs waiting for a bus, they'll be more than willing to understand why their lives have so much less value in this great land of "Liberty and justice for all." ... or was that "all who can pay for it?" Of course, folks, we already knew this, didn't we?