Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Westchester Witch

Which Westchester witch may have violated her probation? That Unidentified Flying Object seen over Manhattan last week did more than leave a sonic broom. The broom has landed.
~ The dastardly diva might have flown the coop once too often this time. With an ego immeasurably larger than her fortune, Martha Stewart has apparently stiffed the law again. A New York press member, probably in her pocketbook, referred to the incident as a faux pas. Hardly! A faux pas is a social blunder, a mistake, or an error in judgment. This act appears to be a malicious and direct act of defiance of her work-release sentence.
~ Time Magazine held a gala celebration of its 100 Most influential People. You want an example of faux pas? Why else would she be included on such a list unless it was an error in judgment. Nonetheless, there she was in a gray suit, the jacket held together at the breast by a gold diamond encrusted horse shoe. Of course, no outfit would be complete without the ultimate accessory - an electronic bracelet. Aha! Another faux pas, a fashion faux pas, can you say tacky? Where are those Rivers' gals when you need them? Maybe the FBI, Fashion Bureau of Investigation should have been called in.
~ To the editors of Time Magazine I say, "Yes, she has influenced people. She has influenced hundreds of thousands of people from both beyond and behind bars. But that hardly qualifies her as one of the most one thousand influential people, let alone one hundred.
~ Chris Stanton, chief federal probation officer for the Southern District of New York said, "We're going to do some questioning to see if this event was directly related to her employment." No Chris, it has nothing whatsoever to with her work. The so-called sentence she has been serving has had her under house confinement, except for 48 hours a week. Those 48 hours allow her to work, shop for food, keep medical appointments and to attend religious services. I assume the term "religious services" affords her the freedom to meet with her coven.
~ I am no expert on probation, but it appears to me that the above mentioned in no way allow for soirees at adulatory media galas. It certainly falls short of the perceived guidelines of good taste for convicts.
~ Thanks are given to the New York Post for breaking the story. There are excerpts from that paper's article included in this blog. I, for one, can only hope that that rag keeps us abreast of further developments in this matter. We need to know what the doyenne of de rigueur is up to. Convicts should not be allowed to roam where they please.
`No. 120

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