Good morning, folks.
While I abhor Paris Hilton and her vapid, pointless celebrity as much as the next person, she has actually succeeded today in making legitimate news. Not "Paris is drunk driving" news. Not "Paris made a sex tape" news.
No, Paris got released from jail because of an "unspecified medical condition".
Various reports originally circulated that she had a rash; then it appreared jail food didn't agree with her... and now it seems she was simply not enjoying her stay. Interestingly enough, this is not the news that I'm talking about.
No, I'm talking about this quadriplegic man who, in 2004, died in jail due to a different "medical condition"... namely that his jailors failed to provide him with a ventilator.
Different jails, different dates, different people - but the fact is, there is a double standard here that cannot be ignored. With talks of Scooter Libby being pardoned (patsy though he may be) I think it's fairly safe to say that this is incontrovertible proof:
You can literally be rich enough - or powerful enough - to be above the law.