Friday, June 8, 2007

Lee Baca Trumped, and Ensign Expendable Dumped - A Rather Bizarre Mashup

Or, all of the world's issues in a single post, mixed together.

After I read a post at Michael Hanscom's blog, I ran across a long-delayed story. (Long, long, long time. You know thie is the White Album blog, don't you?)

Paris Hilton was taken from a courtroom screaming and crying Friday seconds after a judge ordered her returned to jail to serve out her entire 45-day sentence for a parole violation in a reckless driving case.

In another universe, asked the following question:

Ever wonder ‘What if Star Trek was made in the silent era?’

Judge Michael T. Sauer was asking questions also:

Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer was calm but apparently irked by developments of the morning. He said he had left the courthouse Thursday night having signed an order for Hilton to appear for the hearing.

When he got in his car early Friday, he said, he heard a radio report that she would not appear and that he had approved a telephonic hearing. He said no such thing had been approved by him.

"I at no time condoned the actions of the sheriff and at no time told him I approved the actions," he said of the decision to release Hilton from jail after three days....

A former district attorney, Robert Philibosian, also represented Hilton. He said that the law supports the sheriff in making an independent decision on her custodial situation.

The judge interrupted several times to say that he had received a call last Wednesday from an undersheriff informing him that Hilton had a medical condition and that he would submit papers to the judge to consider. He said the papers never arrived.

Every few minutes, the judge would interrupt proceedings and state the time on the clock and note that the papers still had not arrived.

OK, so Sauer is doing a little grandstanding. Who isn't?

I don't know if there's video of Hilton breaking down, but that wouldn't be enjoyable to watch. (Although I'm sure Harvey Levin would air it anyway.) This is enjoyable:

parishilton steamtrek

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