Sunday, May 01, 2005

The Blame Game

I'm so sick of hearing about Jennifer ("The Runaway Bride") Wilbanks.

It was news when she first disappeared. The search being conducted for her was also news, not that it had to be reported every 20 minutes, 24/7, with BREAKING NEWS! every time somebody sneezed.

It was news that she'd been found safe, and that she hadn't been kidnaped but had simply taken off all on her very own. And that should have been it. The end of the story.

But no. Now we have the aftermath. The 24/7 coverage with so-called experts trying to paint this dingbat as a victim.

And as everybody knows, if you have a victim you just gotta find somebody else to blame.

Who put Poor Jennifer into this situation? Her parents, of course. What were they thinking? Didn't they stop to think when they were tallying the bills for her wedding that maybe, just maybe, they might be creating a situation that was too stressful for her? Did they even bother to ask her? I mean, really! Everybody knows how stressful 8 bridal showers are, and then having to face a wedding with 14 grooms and 14 bridesmaids and 600 people invited! My gawd, that poor baby. I bet you they even made her have a ring bearer and flower girl, too. The bastards.

Let's not even talk about her fiancé and his equally insensitive family. Obviously they hadn't made Poor Jennifer feel secure enough, that she knew she could turn to them when she was so in need. I bet you they not only helped pay for the wedding and reception, but probably invited a bunch of people, too. The cads.

The pastor! Let's not let him off the hook. Nope. He's supposed to be a professional, right? Obviously he's not. He should have been able to figure it out that Poor Jennifer was feeling overwhelmed. He should have known. He could have offered her counseling . . . different counseling than he was giving her. That incompetent.

And somebody should get sued, too, so that everyone knows it really wasn't Poor Jennifer's fault that she boogied out of town only days before her wedding on a Greyhound Bus, using a ticket she'd bought days in advance of her disappearance. But it has to be somebody with deep pockets so that the trial lawyers will be fighting to take the case and she can have her pick. (Unless it's too stressful for her to choose, that is.)

It shouldn't be hard for her legal team to figure it out.

The grounds have been established by numerous studies, like the ones claiming that violence on television and in the movies causes violence or that advertisements for sugar-coated cereal make kids fat.

It shouldn't be hard to prove, either, who the primary culprit is and that she didn't think about Poor Jennifer for even a second when she acted. That the thought never crossed her mind how it might affect that poor, stressed-out and totally overwhelmed girl.

To her it was all about the money. Money money money! The heck with those who might be victimized through the false impressions she was creating. The bitch!

Jennifer ("The Runaway Bride") Wilbanks isn't at fault.

Julia Roberts is.

Hello Wizbang readers!


Blogger Captain Holly said...

I'm predicting the feminists will find a way to blame the guy. Preferably the fiance, but they'll take the father if they can.

Or maybe even George Bush...

8:11 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

Excellent post, Donna, and I agree with you completely. Poor little rich girl, so misunderstood. Gak.

8:30 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

If that guy marries her now, he's a bigger idiot than she is.

9:43 AM  

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