Sunday, April 24, 2005

Martha, Martha. When Will It All End?

Click on the title for a link to an article about Martha attending a recent Time gala.

It seems like Martha is a trouble magnet. Why is that? And, who really cares? But the media can't seem to get her out of their heads.

Does she push the limits? Yes. Most filthy rich and famous people feel privileged and want special treatment. Part of the reason she did any time at all was her arrogance. It certainly wasn't because she did anything different that many others do and get away with. Arrogance may be a character flaw, but it is not illegal in and of itself.

What she did was certainly against the law, but come on. Unless she violates the terms of her home detention in a reckless manner, the Feds do not want her back in their jail. The media makes the whole thing a circus(as usual) and if she heads back to the big house, it will once again dominate slow news days.

If Martha would care to take some advice from me, I would say stop pushing limits, keep a low profile, do what they tell you to until the day you don't have to. Then once it's all over, go back to doing what you want, when you want.

If you don't, venomous elements capable of injecting deadly publicity into your image and that of your companies, will most certainly do so. We know they will because they have done this kind of thing before and have made it almost a science.

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