Wednesday 9 May 2007

Paris, the escapegoat

Petitioning the Gubernator

Some friend of a rich heiress has filed an internet petition to pardon Paris Hilton such that she does not end up in jail for traffic offences that she should be banged up for.

The delusions of grandeur in the petition are mind-blowing when for the reason of birth into great fortune rather than personal achievement she gets compared to President Richard Nixon and her situation is equated to the pardon he received from President Gerald Ford for his involvement in the Watergate scandal.

There are many who have not done as much as Miss Hilton who would love to have an iPetition going to the Gubernator, but to be pardoned for driving under the influence with the reckless disregard for public safety by driving lights-out would be a travesty of justice.

This bizarre influence peddling is unseemly, she is only going to spend 45 days jail, if only to help set her priorities right.

Role Model Roll Up

It can only be so laughable that Miss Hilton is painted as a role model who “provides hope for young people all over the US and the world. She provides beauty and excitement to (most of) our otherwise mundane lives.”

I cannot imagine the excitement of having Miss Hilton, off our screens, out of the news, starving the gossip columns, inaccessible to the paparazzi and incommunicado for 45 days, hardly mundane.

Indeed, many would love to have a rich daddy, I am not sure of the many who would want to film their sexual proclivities have that broadcast to the whole world via the Internet.

One must say though, that the position of being a role model does complicate the plea for mercy; do we allow role models to break the law with impunity, allow them to get away with it through surreptitious influence peddling and then see their protégés behave themselves?

I think not.

The effrontery

Now, this is what grates me, she is caught drink-driving, she has her licence suspended, she accepts that she should not be driving when caught the first time and then repeats the offence of driving without a licence and now, with her lights off in the dark – this, her friend says is an honest mistake in the same light as the involvement of President Nixon in the Watergate scandal.

It leaves me breathless with disbelief; the machinations of a remorseless, unrepentant, hypocritical and pretentious bashful rich girl – who is now trying to worm her way out of the consequences of well-balanced legal process on which she must have expended the best legal minds with the premise of being a scapegoat.

An escapegoat

You do not make scapegoats of people who have deliberately broken the law; they should by all means receive just review within the legal system and make do with the results, Miss Hilton is no scapegoat, but she is trying to be an escape goat. No doubt, this would be appealed to the nth degree.

Miss Hilton backs this petition, but she is of the great fortune that I am not the bench in a full-bottomed wig doubling the sentence and ensuring that she is well taken care of in Prisoner: Cell Block H - You are going down!. Time to file my own petition; keep her in there to the very last second.

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