This Casey Anthony story is one of the more disturbing stories of the year, if not the single most disturbing story, and I mostly just wish that whatever happened never happened so that we just didn't have to deal with the trial and the verdict and the public outcry. I long for a sexting scandal, a Sarah Palin interview, a John Galliano sputtering about his love for Hitler, new novel by Snookie — I'd rather talk about ANYTHING other than decomposing children and the screw-loose mothers that might not love them. Anyway, the amount of outrage tilt-a-whirling around on the Twitter stream pretty much makes up for my attempt at silence on this topic. The Casey Anthony "not-guilty" verdict is the cause du jour and this nation's greatest minds have decided that the jury made a horrible, terrible mistake and they're speaking out on Twitter, obviously:
- Miley Cyrus had this to say: “You know the world is skewed when people get away with murdering children but we cant get gay marriage legalized in the state of California.” Yea, um…conversations about child-murder aren't really the right time to push a political agenda.
- Kim Kardashian was flabbergasted by the verdict: "WHAT!!!!???!!!! CASEY ANTHONY FOUND NOT GUILTY!!!! I am speechless!!!" She really doesn't seem very speechless. Anyway, I'd like to direct Kim Kardashian's attention to the OJ trial of the 90s: in that case, a man that was very likely totally guilty was acquitted based on a clever defense by a lawyer named…your dad. At the time, the public was outraged by the jury's decision. Lots of people were speechless.
In other news, Casey Anthony's parents have released a levelheaded, heartbreaking statement noting their daughter's "baseless defense."