Are we sick of Paris Hilton yet?
Will we ever be rid of her now or is she now an American meme a powerful as Plymouth Rock?
Have we tired of her Weeping Semiotic?
The public outrage that condemned Paris back to the pokey
must not be ignored by the mass media and the political powers
stretching to try to change the American meme of “Justice Served”
against Scooter Libby by proclaiming that he is not really guilty but
rather innocent and wronged and deserves a pardon for his greater, and
more insidious crimes, against our nation.
call this Right Wing cawing for Scooter’s release — “The Paris Plea”
— but we, as the general moral compass of our nation, are now better
able to see through the lies and the fog of personal and political spin
O.J. helped disabuse all of us of any idea that justice is fair and
equal and right.
We, The American Public, want someone in the current administration to pay
for the lies and the war dead and we want them punished in an awful,
public, embarrassing way — and if Scooter is denied us — then we will
demand new blood and a better pound of flesh from a bigger fish to
satiate the wronged hunger of our body politic.
If not Scooter, then Cheney.
If not Cheney, then Bush.
Gonzales is already dead meat and we have already picked over his
Scooter Libby lied to a prosecutor and he was caught and he must serve every moment
of his 30 month prison sentence.
I believe “The Paris Plea” will quickly change to “The Paris Effect”
when Bush provides Libby — Cheney’s Barking Dog — a pardon so no jail
time is ever served and justice is once again rendered seeing and
willowy and payoff-able through back room winks and unspoken, but
semiotic, political quid pro quos.
When Scooter is pardoned — will America hold Bush’s feet to the fire
as they have Sheriff Baca and his Paris prisoner?
Or will we do what we always do when it comes to the machinations of
the Republican Spin Machine and roll over on our common sense and give
up our soul all in the name of fighting terrorism and defending the
Why should Paris do her entire 45 day stint while Scooter gets to walk?
We know there’s a chasm of fairness in America between the rich and the
poor when it comes to the even application of the law — but is there
an even greater divide between the rich and the politically connected
rich holding state secrets?
How many Americas do we have shuffling around in the dark behind our
backs seeking power and retribution from the churning heat of our back