Joy explodes across America as Paris Hilton emerges from jail. Look closely at the picture below and tell me who all those happy people are.
Ans. They’re all taxpayers. The New York Times tells us:
Hilton’s stay [in prison] cost taxpayers $1,109.78 a day, more than 10 times the cost of housing inmates in the general population.
No wonder they’re happy. Meanwhile, in related news, the Paris Hilton game’s also got a sequel. Who said there are no second acts in American life? Who? I want names, and I want tapes.
(Picture courtesy AP. The second link via email from Scribbler.)