Favoritism For Paris Hilton

For once in his life, Al Sharpton has a point. Courtesy Drudge:

"Though I have nothing but empathy for Ms. Hilton whom I have met and appeared with on Saturday Night Live the night I hosted in 2003, this early release gives all of the appearances of economic and racial favoritism that is constantly cited by poor people and people of color. There are any number of cases of people who handle being incarcerated badly and even have health conditions that are not released.

"I have served several sentences for civil rights and civil disobedience actions and I even fasted which caused health concerns to prison authorities who paid for a doctor to come see me daily rather than release me. This act smacks of the double standards that many of us raise."

He's right. There's really no other explanation for Hilton to be let out of jail and put under house arrest. I wouldn't mind spending 40 days in her house. My house, not so much.