When Lindsay Lohan appeared in open court this week with “F*ck U” written on the middle fingernail facing the judge sentencing her, we all heaved a sign of remorse that the young woman will never understand how to properly live by the common rules of society, or respect the mores and laws constructed to collectively protect us from the aberrant individual other like her.

Lindsay wasn’t just flipping off the judge.  She was telling the rest of us — who play by the rules — what she thinks of us.

Remorse and ownership of bad behavior are the beginning of rehabilitation process but, yesterday, Lindsay told us we misunderstood her acrylic F-You and she expected us to believe her lies:

Lindsay Lohan says her explicit fingernail message was notdirected at the judge who sentenced her to 90 days in jail.

“Didn’t we do our nails as a joke with our friend?” Lohan Tweeted to a pal on Wednesday. “It had nothing to do w/court.. it’s an airbrush design from a stencil.”

We wish the judge would have noticed the fingernail billboard and sentenced her to additional jail time for contempt of court and for mocking the very system the rest of us rely upon for our public safety and private satiety.

Lindsay Lohan needs to do hard time to shake her back into the real world.  She should have been taken immediately into custody after sentencing and led away in handcuffs.  She needs direct, and brutal, intervention to save her life — and while we wish her the best in her communal recovery — we also hope we don’t have to mourn any innocent others who might happen to mistakenly find their way into her obvious death spiral.

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