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Paris Hilton fans ask the Govenor to Pardon Paris
Will Arnold terminate her jail sentence?
rocker




msg:3334812
 1:20 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Fans compare it to Ford pardoning Nixon :)

"If the late former president Gerald Ford could find it in his heart to pardon the late former president Richard Nixon after his mistake (s), we undeniably support Paris Hilton being pardoned for her honest mistake as well, and we hope and expect the governor will understand and grant this unusual but important request in good faith to Ms. Paris Whitney Hilton," the petition says.

[ctv.ca...]

 

travelin cat




msg:3334880
 2:48 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Ok... it took me 10 minutes to regain my composure after an historic laughing fit.

Like the Governator would do that. sheesh

jsinger




msg:3334884
 2:49 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Got another 10 minutes?

"The petition, which had more than 900 signatures by Tuesday morning, urges the California actor-turned-governor to pardon Hilton because she provides "beauty and excitement to (most of) our otherwise mundane lives."

jsinger




msg:3334889
 2:52 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

A petition aimed at keeping drunk-driving Paris in jail LONGER would surely get more than 900 signatures (and even more publicity)

Automan Empire




msg:3334932
 3:23 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

What jsinger said!

Mundane lives.... yup!

Besides, unlike Nixon, Paris probably never bumped into Schwarznegger in a crowded capitol hallway... "Pardon me."

/show age

LifeinAsia




msg:3334961
 4:09 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

When Paris was sentenced, her mother told reporters that the whole issue is a waste of taxpayers' money. I couldn't agree more- I think the Hilton family should definitely reimburse California taxpayers for her 45 days of room and board!

Lilliabeth




msg:3334968
 4:13 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

ugh. To my knowledge, I have never personally met anyone who would care if Paris Hilton fell off the edge of the earth. I don't know where these shallow people with the mundane lives hang out, but I'm proud to say it isn't around me.

Jane_Doe




msg:3334975
 4:20 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

A petition aimed at keeping drunk-driving Paris in jail LONGER would surely get more than 900 signatures (and even more publicity)

The majority of the petitions [on a certain website] are to keep her in jail longer. There is one petition requiring her to make an adult movie while she is in jail.

[edited by: lawman at 10:37 pm (utc) on May 10, 2007]

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:3334977
 4:23 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

To my knowledge, I have never personally met anyone who would care if Paris Hilton fell off the edge of the earth.

How about the Eiffel Tower? ;)

LifeinAsia




msg:3334978
 4:25 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

To my knowledge, I have never personally met anyone who would care if Paris Hilton fell off the edge of the earth.

How about the Eiffel Tower? ;)

As long as it's the "Eiffel Tower" at the Hilton in Las Vegas!

jsinger




msg:3334985
 4:29 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

she provides "beauty and excitement to (most of) our otherwise mundane lives.

Above "Made For Letterman" quote is surely designed to capture maximum air time. Almost feel dirty posting it.

"Top 10 Signs You Need More Paris in Your Mundane Life..."

lawman




msg:3335009
 4:53 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I live a mundane life, but I have an excuse.

Lilliabeth




msg:3335165
 6:52 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I live a mundane life, but I have an excuse.

Well we're waiting to hear it.

rocknbil




msg:3335190
 7:21 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Paris Hilton has FANS?

Google <snip>

The scary thing is that people are dedicating so much time to Paris Hilton. Geeze she's getting rich on the negative PR alone.

[edited by: lawman at 8:25 pm (utc) on May 9, 2007]
[edit reason] Sorry, Search Terms Not Allowed [/edit]

lawman




msg:3335243
 8:23 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I live a mundane life, but I have an excuse.

Well we're waiting to hear it.

I married a firecracker.

phranque




msg:3335252
 8:29 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I think the Hilton family should definitely reimburse California taxpayers for her 45 days of room and board!

that's what ph was hoping for but the judge specifically refused her the privelege.
here in california if you have sufficient resources and know to ask, you can request to pay your way through a jail term and get to stay in relative comfort and safety with extra priveleges.
sometimes you only have to sleep there at night.

ironically it is often referred to as the "county hilton".

LifeinAsia




msg:3335260
 8:42 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

that's what ph was hoping for but the judge specifically refused her the privelege.

No, that's not what I meant at all. I meant that she would still have to spend the 45 days in jail AND she (or her family) would have to pay for it.

Prisoners in some other countries have to pay for their own upkeep. I like the idea of not rewarding criminals with free room and board.

phranque




msg:3335346
 10:38 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

the money means nothing to ph.
she is actually being punished more by not allowing her to pay for her own incarceration.
there is not a mechanism for putting her in the general jail population AND making her pay for it.

bobothecat




msg:3335356
 10:53 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I meant that she would still have to spend the 45 days in jail AND she (or her family) would have to pay for it.

That's incorrect. The Judge did not allow her to choose the venue of incarceration, hence neither she nor her family will have any financial obligation for the stay. Tax payers will... however.

The judge's ruling excluded her from paying to serve time in a jail of her choice, as some violators are allowed to do.

[cnn.com...]

LifeinAsia




msg:3335362
 11:01 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

That's incorrect.

There's nothing incorrect about it. I was just stating my opinion/wish of what SHOULD happen.

percentages




msg:3337890
 6:55 am on May 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

45 days or a $100 million fine would have been a better sentance IMHO......I know the law doesn't allow this choice.....but, perhaps it should?

$100 million in CA coffers would be better than Paris making millions from her 45 days at the expense of CA tax payers.......glad I'm not one of those!

I still think this whole thing is a publicity stunt....how far can you break the law until someone (a judge) throws me in jail? She was testing the system....and now gets to milk it for every penny!

It has already generated $100+ million of "free" advertising revenue.....the news media is encouraging people like Paris to do this stupid stuff!

Giving her a $100 million fine would have been over and done with instantly.....she either pays or serves 45 days! No long drawn out "free" news media attention.....

No one wants to throw away $100 million, no one wants to do 45 days in jail.....she would have paid and learnt it was a pointless exercise with little media coverage!

Justice!

rocknbil




msg:3337916
 8:23 am on May 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

EXACTLY!

I'm sure there's a book or a movie in there, "My 45 Days of Shame . . . "

The Hilton haters got it all wrong, everyone's jumping on the bandwagon when the worst thing that could happen for her right now is for everyone to just ignore the whole deal and forget she even existed. :-) Like Alice Cooper said [sic], "Even a bad reaction is better than no reaction at all."

Essex_boy




msg:3338150
 5:07 pm on May 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

Like his response 'Ive better things to do' - well said

ronin




msg:3338379
 12:26 am on May 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

She should not be jailed at the taxpayer's expense. Better that she does nine months community service for which she is paid the minimum wage. There will be no expense to taxpayers, the community will benefit, arguably she will benefit in the long run. (Though reality would hit quite hard, I imagine).

willybfriendly




msg:3338410
 1:30 am on May 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

Better that she does nine months community service for which she is paid the minimum wage...

Not community service, but rather time on a work crew, for which she would receive no pay.

Around my parts jail work crews do such exciting things as picking garbage off the highways, clearing trails in parks and other mundane chores. It would probably be the first time in her life that she did a real day's work.

Also, no work, no credit. Leaning on a shovel does not count as a day on work crew.

As it is, due to jail crowding, she will probably be out in less than a week, perhaps even the same day she checks in.

WBF

lgn1




msg:3339253
 3:40 pm on May 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

I wonder if we could start a petition, to give PARIS the chair :)

ronin




msg:3339264
 3:46 pm on May 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

That's really expensive. And we're not eugenicist. (We're not, are we?)

rocker




msg:3339310
 4:27 pm on May 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

I wonder if we could start a petition, to give PARIS the chair :)

That's Hot

King_Fisher




msg:3339371
 5:40 pm on May 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

In the deep south she could be out with the work gang cutting weeds on the side of the roads,

She might look cute in stripes, they would make her look a little plumper.

[edited by: engine at 5:53 pm (utc) on May 17, 2007]
[edit reason] formatting [/edit]

Jane_Doe




msg:3339387
 6:07 pm on May 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

I wonder if we could start a petition, to give PARIS the chair :)

Jay Leno had a joke that many people were very upset that Paris Hilton got 45 days in jail - they were hoping for the death penalty.

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