Sunday, December 7, 2008
There was something terribly pathetic in watching O.J. Simpson's plea for leniency during his sentencing for kidnapping and armed robbery. Through his rambling presentation, he couldn't quite shake the sense of entitlement that has been so much a part of his life since he demonstrated prowess on the football field, so much so that somehow the usual rules simply didn't apply to him. The Goldmans were understandably in a self-congratulatory mood for attributing Simpson's imminent incarceration to their unrelenting pursuit since Simpson was declared not guilty in the double murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Undoubtedly, the Goldmans' single-mindedness was a factor in O.J. going over their edge but given Simpson's attraction to the public limelight - like a moth to a flame - it was only a matter of time before this simpleton would do something stupid to get locked up.