Oh, calm down, John. Jacko hits about the same place on the Manifest
Evil-o-meter as people who don't flush in public toilets. The questions I
keep wondering about include: given his reputation, why would *any* parent
let their kid anywhere near him? Greed is the only answer I keep coming up
with. It's like in the scary movie (at least when you watch it in the sort
of theaters I frequent) when a character is about to walk into some
darkened chamber guaranteed to contain Somthing Really Really Bad, and the
audience starts yelling "Look out! Don't go in there!"
The other thing I wonder about is what the point of spending undoubtedly
astonishing amounts of public money (and yes, I think there ought to be a
published estimate) on pursuing Public Weirdo No.1? Again, the only anwer
I can come up with is greed. In this case it would be political greed -
nailing Michael Jackson would pretty much guarantee a sucessful
rest-of-your-political-life, not to mention national celebrity.
The good news is that now that the trial is over we can, as a culture, get
back to the important questions facing us... Like what becomes of the
Runaway Bride and whether or not the Paris Hilton Wedding Night Video will
be available on the internet.
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston