I have to say, I feel sorry for Martha Stewart – – I also have to say that the media is just way too excited about her going behind bars today. Somehow, she snuck in underneath the media’s nose this morning, and I think that is great. They’ve been camped out there all week like a bunch of rubberneckers. The news has been full of women who have been to that prison, where only 5% of the population are awhite collar criminals. The rest of them are narcotics and violent crimes.
Yea, Martha broke the law. Yea, she needs to pay consequences like anyone else would have to. She’s not above the law just because she knows how to fold a napkin, and has made millions doing it. But 5 months in a prison where the guard to prisoner ratio is 500:1 and the majority of insiders are the dredge of society . . I don’t know. I just don’t think her crime is worth all that.
I have no special love for Martha Stewart. I have no disdain for her, either. I’m ambivalent, really. I just feel sorry for her this morning, is all. Never having been in prison (No, really, I haven’t) – I can’t even begin to comprehend what she’s going through, mentally.
She’ll either have that place painted pink by the end of her term . . . or she’ll just turn inside of herself for the next 5 months, and bear her responsibility. It’s gotta suck.