Like most Americans, Meghan McCain wasn’t too thrilled to discover rich people were using their connections and wealth to give their kids a perceived advantage in life.
For the first time in a while Americans of all creed and color were able to come together and agree “these people cheating to get their kids into school stink,” but now it’s being a bit overplayed.
Yesterday the women on The View said they vehemently disagreed with Huffman’s one month prison sentence, but it seems a bit disingenuous.
Let me preface this by saying I think the people that cheated on behalf of their kids are wrong. That said, I don’t believe it’s an offense worthy of jail time.
Is that because Huffman is white? No. We know that the sting operation revealed a list of numerous wealthy people, and there’s no way of knowing what color they ALL are. I mean, I’m sure I could find out, but that’s not what makes this crime unworthy of a prison sentence.
No, what makes the notion of prison silly is that this was a victimless crime. Seriously, if you look at these kids, nobody took away an academic scholarship. These kids’ parents were paying their way, the children just weren’t smart enough to get in on their own.
“They took a spot from someone who deserved it!” The people saying this don’t understand what was going on. These kids weren’t going to meets. They weren’t competing. In most cases, they took a picture in team uniform, and moved on with their lives.
No superstar rowing prodigy from “the hood” was denied a spot. No tennis stud was turned away. These kids had spots made up for them. You can’t take a spot away from someone when that spot didn’t exist in the first place.
Of course, the ladies on the show had to weight in.
“Let’s face it. She’s rich. She’s entitled and she tried to game the system,” said Joy Behar. “That’s — them’s the facts and this whole rap that the husband is giving about how hard it was to be a mother, welcome to the club, okay? Who wrote that speech? It’s, like, out of ‘Desperate Housewives.
“Struggling to be a mom doesn’t mean you break the law,” said Megan McCain. “I don’t understand what the hell William H. Macy is talking about. I am the only one at this table who is not a mom, and I have a lot of fears about becoming a mother. I don’t think you bribe someone to break the law. I don’t understand the logical connection. They are the poster children for what everyone hates about white privilege and she deserves to go to jail.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin chimed in with her own observation: “The other problem I saw with his letter is he said the FBI came in, in the morning with guns drawn and how his other daughter can’t sleep at night and he makes this argument that we are ‘not that kind of criminal.’ It’s yet again this sort of privilege, like, don’t treat us like that. Well, you are a criminal … I mean, what kind of criminal are you? Shouldn’t you be treated the same as any other criminal?”
Let’s just start unpacking all that from the beginning. We can pretty much skip what Joy says because… well, she’s an idiot. She couldn’t debate a tuna sandwich.
“Struggling to be a mom doesn’t mean you break the law” HOLY COW, you’re kidding right? So, crossing the border (breaking the law) is wrong for a mom? Good, I’m glad you are on our side with that one. Funny how she only seems to hold this position in certain situations.
“I have a lot of fears about becoming a mother” Believe me, Meghan, we ALL have fears of you becoming a mother. Hell, I don’t want you owning a dog.
“Shouldn’t you be treated the same as any other criminal?” I’m sorry, I’m confused. Every day all I hear is people bitching about how certain people are treated different by the police. Now you want to ADVOCATE for escalation of force? Pick a lane, lady!
Should these people get a fine? Yeah, probably. I mean, they spent a ton of money getting their kids into a school that they will probably fail out of…
Should they go to jail? Well, that sort of seems like a waste of resources, and prison space. I’m sure the crushing weight of shame will be enough for these types of people. Trust me, being shunned at the country club to them feels like being punched in the prison yard… Although I’m sure people would pay good money to see the latter.