The Incontiguous Brick

June 6, 2007

Don’t drink and drive but especially DON’T LIE!

Filed under: Our World,politics — iknowkeith @ 1:25 am


Scooter Libby was sentenced to 30 months in jail for perjury. That is approximately 900 days in the clink for lying. Let’s get some perspective…

Paris Hilton was charged with violating probation from a DUI conviction and driving on a suspended license. When someone (even a heiress) receives probation it is in lieu of jail time to give them a chance to do things right. When they mess up, they serve the sentence they deserve from the first offense.

Therefore, Paris received 45 days (later cut to 23 days) for driving drunk and recklessly putting other motorists at risk of death.

What is the message here? Is it better to drink and drive on a suspended license than to tell a lie? Wow!
On the other hand, Paris did officially dedicate her life to the pursuit of Zen perfection. If that is not repentant then nothing is. Scooter still claims innocence. Not repentant.

So there you have it. Don’t lie… but if you’re caught, promise to become a Zen Buddhist.
Who says religion is not alive and well in our court system?
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For similar commentary and comparison on the two jailbirds check out Washington diary: Paris v Scooter on BBC.com.
But remember… The Brick published it first.

4 Comments »

  1. Well the thing is he lied to the court. The court takes that personally. It’s like if Paris got drunk and drove around in the judge’s car…it’s just a bad idea. You can go to jail just for contempt of court. Can you go to jail for contempt of anything else? I don’t think so.

    Comment by Dennis — June 6, 2007 @ 10:49 am | Reply

  2. True. But he lied to protect himself because he was afraid he was in a lot more trouble. Ummm, just a hunch but I bet Paris was not so truthful when she said she didn’t know her license was suspended (the paperwork was found in her glove compartment).

    Comment by iknowkeith — June 6, 2007 @ 11:00 am | Reply

  3. she probably wasn’t paying attention to that

    Comment by Dennis Peterson — June 7, 2007 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

  4. I am “eagerly” awaiting the tell-all Paris book extravaganza….

    Projected excerpts:

    pg. 5: “And, like, when the judge sent me to jail instead of my home, I realized, like, there are limits to life, and like, they apply to all of us equally. It was a very Zen moment for me.”

    pg. 15: “Those prison uniforms are so frumpy and orange. I mean, like, who wears orange? Makes my skin look like all blotchy and stuff.”

    pg. 22: “I remember crying the first night I was under house arrest. I was so sad that I couldn’t even talk on my cell phone for, like, a whole hour.”

    pg. 80: “And then when I learned that Zen Buddhists wear orange robes, and that their temples are far away in the mountains, cut off from the cities and stuff, I felt like I was, like, totally in tune with their perspective being in prison. Then I realized that orange had become the color of my life changes. It was a very Zen moment for me.”

    Comment by Krash — June 8, 2007 @ 4:55 pm | Reply


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