On my way back from the ultrasound, I flipped on NPR for a bit of news (I had been sleeping most of the day). I could not believe my ears when I heard a report about Paris Hilton’s release from prison to house arrest. When I arrived home, I told my mom about it. She said, “All of that is a big ‘so what?'” While normally I agree with her, I am really really against driving drunk. In my opinion, it is no less dangerous than shooting off a gun on a public street. That person should be severely punished. I guess she had some sort of medical excuse to return home. I can only guess she had a mental breakdown. I have been in jails in my former life as an attorney and I would probably have a breakdown too. Anyway, I just wish that she, like anyone else who has decided to get behind the wheel drunk, will NEVER, NEVER do it again. Indeed, although I am Jewish and therefore disappointed by Mel Gibson’s anti-semitic and misogynist comments, I was much more upset that he was driving drunk! He has the right to feel and say whatever he wants, but he has NO right to put others in danger.