Who's Having The Worst Week?

Barack Obama or Roger Clemens?

Actually, that was a trick question. The correct answer actually is Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the "DC Madam," who was found dead yesterday in Tarpon Springs, Florida, an apparent suicide. She had hanged herself in a shed outside her mother's home, and left suicide notes at the scene. Then again, the conspiracy theorist would note that suicide notes would be just what one would expect to see if someone in her little black book had her killed and then tried to make it look like a suicide.

In any case, it's too bad that she apparently killed herself rather the go to prison. And it's too bad that we're wasting prison space on people like her who never harmed anyone with their consensual "crimes."

If I was in charge, the first thing I would do would be to eliminate all of the laws that criminalize conduct by consenting adults that harms no one but themselves. Then we could keep the really dangerous criminals, who rob, rape and kill, in prison for the full length of their sentences, rather than releasing them early to make room for prostitutes and druggies.

/libertarian rant