Friday, May 11, 2007

Letter to Gov. Schwarzenegger RE: Paris Hilton

Fashioned after the Free Paris Hilton petition. (Via Blognonymous) The Governator has so far "distanced himself" from the plea.

Update: Mags, a prolific blogger in her own right, has prepared her own anti-Paris petition.

To: The Honorable Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Paris Whitney Hilton is an American celebrity and socialite. She is an heiress to a share of the Hilton Hotel fortune, as well as to the real estate fortune of her father Richard Hilton, and has been raised to be as vacuous and useless as such a position would suggest. She is a terrible role model for young people all over the U.S. and the world. She provides whole minutes of mindless distraction to (most of) our otherwise busy and meaningful lives.

Hilton is notable for coining the phrase "that's hot" on the FOX reality series The Simple Life and for making throngs cheer at her death in the remake of the Vincent Price horror classic "House of Wax". In addition to her work as an actress, she has achieved some recognition as a model with one facial expression, celebrity spokes-skank, singer and writer (bwahaha). Please take special note of the utter lack of any type of community or charitable service.

As most of America now knows, Ms. Hilton was just charged in a Los Angeles court with DUI and sentenced to 45 days in Century Regional Detention Facility in California beginning on or before June 5, 2007.

We, the American public who don't give a fig about Paris, are shocked, dismayed and appalled by how people who support Paris are saying she is being unfairly singled-out as an example that Drunk Driving is wrong. We do not support drunk driving. Paris should have been sober. And she should go to jail, not because of the drunk driving charge as her supporters are characterizing the story, but for violating the terms of her probation by continuing to drive on a suspended license and failing to seek treatment for alcohol abuse.

The supporters of Paris Hilton compare her case to those in the following paragraph:

As depicted on Friday night's episode "Nancy Grace" on Headline News (May 4, 2007), countless celebrities have been "slapped on the wrist" for similar incidents recently. Nick Nolte, Mel Gibson, Tracy Morgan, Wynonna Judd, to name a few, were arrested and never did a day in jail after their initial arrests for drunk driving /DUI /DWI charges. Rappers Busta Rhymes and Eve still walk free after both being arrested for the same charges as Ms. Hilton just this past week. Brandy's California Highway accident, although no proof of DUI was evidenced in her accident, resulting in the death of a young wife and mother in California, yet Brandy walks free as of today, never doing any time and A WOMAN HAS BEEN KILLED most likely due to her reckless driving!

I don't know what any of that has to do with Paris, as she was not sentenced to jail for drunk driving/DUI/DWI or reckless driving charges. I also don't know much about the cases involving the named celebrities because I just really don't care that much about celebrities. But I would assume that they never served a sentence because they FULFILLED THE TERMS OF THEIR PROBATIONS, thus exhibiting at least some measure of regret and responsibility.

Sure, Paris Hilton did not hurt, injure, or kill anyone or anything. She just decided that, as a wealthy celebrity, she is not subject to the same laws as the rest of us mere mundane mortals. But she is in fact subject to the same laws, and as a serial violator of the law, she must do jail time.

This petition is to ask Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to treat the pleas to pardon Paris Hilton for her mistake with all the respect and consideration they're due: none. Please allow the legal system to work equally for all. Though everyone makes mistakes, and though she didn't hurt or kill anyone, her flagrant disregard of the terms of her probation show she has not learned her lesson. She is sincere, apologetic, and full of regret for her actions just so long as it will keep her out of jail; but she showed numerous times, despite a generous probation and her ability due to her wealth and celebrity status to obtain excellent treatment and alternate forms of transportation, that such protestations are insincere and insulting to the Judge's intelligence. She is distraught and understandably afraid, but it's time for her to grow up and face the consequences of her actions.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to send Paris to the Century Regional Detention Facility where she belongs! Please copy this letter and post it or send it to tell The Honorable Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of the State of California to think about the welfare of his community and state rather than a spoiled young woman who has made a mortal error (funny, the supporters made it clear she didn't KILL ANYONE) and who squandered the second chance so many others in our great nation have been served with after a mistake they have made . The late Former President Gerald Ford made his own mortal mistake when he pardoned the late Former President Richard Nixon after his mistake(s) and failed to prosecute him; the Democrats made a mortal mistake by letting the Iran-Contra felons off the hook; don't make the same mistake by pardoning Paris Hilton who, like Nixon supporters and the Iran-Contra felons, will take the opportunity to continue in her flagrant disregard of law and order.

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