Paris Hilton Leaves Jail
She was happy, radiant, and left in her mom's SUV to go back to her family's Bel-Air mansion, while behind them trailed a hundred paparazzi. I'm telling you, this woman could end up running the country someday. Oh, and she lost a few pounds while in the impromptu spa, and managed to line up an interview on Larry King for tomorrow night.
After tiring of lampooning her cultivated persona as a clueless child of privilege, she's going to announce an interest in spirituality. She may save the politics for later on. But maybe not. (If you think I'm kidding, here's a test for you: can you think of any other self-lampooning clueless children of privilege who went far in American politics after multiple scrapes with the law? Any beer-swilling, cocaine-snorting, vodka-injecting party animals come to mind??)
In the boring news today, a bunch of Republican Senators led by Richard Lugar said the US should get the hell out of Iraq:
"In my judgment, the costs and risks of continuing down the current path outweigh the potential benefits that might be achieved," Lugar, R-Ind., said in a Senate floor speech. "Persisting indefinitely with the surge strategy will delay policy adjustments that have a better chance of protecting our vital interests over the long term."The White House responded by putting up a huge sign on its lawn, which read: NOT DOIN' THE HEARIN'-THING.