What a sad day in America. We're seeing the face of Kristin, or Ashley Dupre, or whatever her name is, all over the media. I won't be including her photo here, because if you want to see it you can easily find it.
Ashley is a young woman who ran away from home at the age of 17. She moved to New York City with dreams of a successful music career. Money was tight. She didn't get a job as a clerk, bartender or waitress. No, she became a high priced call girl. Last month when she sold her body to Governor Eliot Spitzer for a few hours she hit the jackpot. There are reports that in the past day her song that previously could be downloaded from her web site for a few cents has been downloaded nearly one million times for neary $1 per download.
There are reports that she may get a record deal and the tabloids are offering her large sums of money for interviews. I'm sure it won't be long before she has a book deal. She's an overnight success. The woman who rocked New York! The Governor's Hooker!
What kind of message are we sending our children?
Update: According to reports that I heard over the weekend this was a girl who grew up in a million dollar home. She crashed her expensive car and when her parents refused to pay to replace it she ran away from home. She did work as a waitress but I guess prostitution was more lucrative and allowed her to live the lifestyle to which she was accustomed.