That pot ray vision
When will the Paris Hilton witch hunt stop? Las Vegas cocaine "bust" is more ofthe same
All those people trying to pick apart Paris Hilton's story in the wake of her latest alleged drug trouble need to take a closer look at the tale of the Las Vegas police as well.
The Cadillac Escalade that Paris was a passenger in was pulled over after a Vegas motorcycle cop says that he followed "a vapor trail" of marijuana coming from the vehicle. OK, sure. Apparently, this cop has X-ray pot vision. And you think some of the cops on the original O.J. Simpson murder case had some credibility issues?
Please. Paris Hilton was pulled over because she's Paris Hilton. Do you think any other vehicle with a so-called mysterious "vapor trail" is getting pulled over on The Strip on a busy Friday night? You don't think the Vegas police have much more serious crimes to focus on?
Ever since that false pot arrest in South Africa at the World Cup (all the charges were quickly dropped and Paris was given an apology) — there's obviously been a near worldwide conspiracy to make Paris pay for the police embarrassment. When are the writers of Lost going to get on this?
If this very questionable stop never took place, the small packet of cocaine that allegedly tumbled out of a purse that Paris was holding when she reached in for some lip balm while in police custody never would have been discovered. And there would be no felony cocaine possession charge (one that almost everyone agrees will likely result in probation even if the charge sticks).
Yes, I'm still defending Paris Hilton. Proudly.
In the wake of this latest incident, many wondered if I was embarrassed for arguing that Paris Hilton deserved more than an apology for that erroneous World Cup pot bust. Among the curious was CultureMap editor-in-chief Clifford Pugh, who's apparently become an advocate for The Man in his old age.
Sorry, but brilliance can be checked by neither police conspiracies or sudden "liberal" fuddy duddies. My original argument is stronger than ever.
Paris — who is at least as smart as businessperson as Donald Trump — would never have smoked pot blatantly enough in public to get "caught" for it at the World Cup. And after that experience, she definitely wouldn't knowingly open up a purse with cocaine in it in police custody after a dubious-at-best traffic stop. Some argue that the repeated incidents equal guilt.
I say they drive home the reality of the Paris Hilton witch hunt. No rebel artist has been this persecuted since Salman Rushdie. I just hope that Paris stays strong.
There are already some reports that Paris has said the purse in question was not hers. (Which might explain why she'd open it in the presence of the police). In the World Cup incident, Paris also told the police that the pot was not hers. Jennifer Rovero — a former Playmate who works for Paris as a photographer — copped to the marijuana and paid a small fine.
You say this is awfully convenient and curious. I say it's damn consistent.
Paris' story — as with most people who are telling the truth — does not change. She's not the one seeing mysterious vapor in the air. There are no reports that any actual pot was even found.
Let's just hope that this morale crusade to "get" a likely innocent visionary entrepreneur does not result in Paris pulling a Johnny Depp and moving to Paris. This country needs her.