A Sign of the TimesJune 9, 2007
Want to know the root of the problem that eats at American integrity? I give you the following from an article I read this morning.
Hilton’s jailhouse saga began Sept. 7, when she failed a sobriety test after police saw her weaving down a street in her Mercedes-Benz on what she said was a late-night hamburger run.
She pleaded no contest to reckless driving and was sentenced to 36 months’ probation, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines. In the months that followed she was stopped twice while driving on a suspended license. The second stop landed her in Sauer’s courtroom.
After being taken to court Friday in a black-and-white police car, paparazzi sprinting in pursuit and helicopters broadcasting live from above, Hilton entered the courtroom weeping and continued to cry throughout the hearing, which lasted more than an hour.
Her blond hair was pulled back in a disheveled knot, in contrast to the glamorous side-swept style in her booking photo earlier in the week. She was wrapped in a long, gray fuzzy sweat shirt over slacks.
Several times she turned to her parents, seated behind her in the courtroom, and mouthed, “I love you.” At one point, she made the sign of the cross and appeared to be praying.
Her body shook constantly as she cried, clutching a ball of tissue, tears running down her face.
Seconds later, the judge announced his decision: “The defendant is remanded to county jail to serve the remainder of her 45-day sentence. This order is forthwith.”
These are the future ‘leaders’ of America.