255. Protecting the Public

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The California state assembly recently approved the so-called Hilton bill, which bars dogs from occupying the ’s seat in a moving vehicle. The bill passed Democrats wanted to make an example of Miss . They think she is a “little rich girl” always gets her way; plus, her daddy is big contributor to the Republican party. “The judge have put her in jail for four months,” one Democrat when Paris got only a four-day sentence for driving while intoxicated.

Driving around town her little dog Lovey hanging out the driver’s , Paris is a familiar sight throughout Los Angeles. of her and Lovey are common in newspapers magazines.

“That dog is a deadly menace to on the streets and the sidewalks,” said assembly Fabian Nunez. “We wrote this bill to protect public. There's no telling when the dog might her to drive into a crowd of pedestrians. Paris wants to be with her dog, let chauffeur do the driving. The state assembly is for protecting people, and we take that responsibility .”

The assembly bill passed by a vote of to 11. The state senate is expected to the bill, and Governor Schwarzenegger has promised to it. “I love dogs,” he said, “but when comes to protecting the people of California, dogs have to take a back seat.”

The eleven members who objected to the bill were all . “While Californians,” said Republican Tom Ridge, “are being daily by murderers, rapists, and muggers, who do Democrats protect citizens from—a spoiled little girl and dog!”