Screaming and crying, Paris Hilton was escorted out of a courtroom and back to jail Friday after a judge ruled that she must serve out her entire 45-day sentence behind bars rather than in her Hollywood Hills home.Some have asked why so many conservatives are showing compassion for Ms. Hilton. At least for me, it is that I hear her pain. She sounds like a five year old being disciplined. The problem is that she isn't five any more, and so the discipline doesn't stop after a stint in her own room for an hour or so. It hurts to discipline the five year old, and it hurts to discipline a woman twenty years older who wasn't disciplined as a five year old, and so is being disciplined that much more harshly now.
The other emotion I feel here is embarrassment, embarrassment for her patents to whom she cried for help. Embarrassment for the public humiliation of being shown to having been abysmal parents for not disciplining their daughter as a five year old, but rather letting her grow into an adult who had no concept of the consequences of her actions.