Casey Anthony has been forced to crawl out from under her rock this week in order to publicly plead abject poverty and thereby once again escape justice.
She's always been a bit challenged by the truth anyway, and a shameless pathological liar at the very least, so watching her tell a Florida judge a tall tale about "living off the kindness of strangers" because she's penniless now is, well, the typical Casey everyone has come to know and loves to hate.
The world's most despised woman has, of course, impeccable timing Â— Anthony's declaration that she's broke comes just at the moment she's being dragged into the courts by the various people she liberally slandered during her infamous bid to avoid a murder sentence for the slaying of her young daughter.
A compulsive liar, a selfish sociopath, and now a bumÂ…is there anybody really surprised by this deviant's frank admission that she's now bankrupt in every possible way?
And who really cares if she's suffering?
Seriously, what person with any kind of conscience would give this woman financial aid who didn't have some ulterior motive in doing so?
Nobody, that's right.
However, Anthony woefully informed the judge that she hasn't received any lucrative film offers from Hollywood, and no book contracts from any major publishing houses, either. Not even a measly made-for-TV movie deal is in the works!
Her story is her biggest asset, naturally. But, again, claiming no one's interested in buying it from her doesn't even remotely sound credible. Especially when considering the fact that the entertainment industry has never met a killer they didn't like.
Moreover, Casey Anthony's the ideal one for them to be secretly romancing right now, not only because of the strong possibility she got away with murder, but because, as a career criminal, she has so many dimensions to exploit.
In a perfect world, coldblooded creatures like Anthony would never get away with their crimes, and, if somehow they still managed to, they'd be forced to hide in a dark hole someplace until they finally starved.
Judging from Anthony's recent court appearance she seems to be in pretty good health, though. A fact glaringly obvious despite her donning a set of austere-looking clothes, a bonnet as big as a flying saucer, and a pair of oversized sunglasses.
There also wasn't exactly a crowd of angry creditors nipping at her heels, either Â— only one actually bothered to show up on the opening day of bankruptcy proceedings.
In all fairness then, if it's true Anthony doesn't have enough cash on hand to pay for "rent and utilities" and it's not just another ruse to cheat people she owes and those she wantonly maligned who are seeking legal redress, the judge should demand that she disclose where and who she's getting funding from.
Dire straits is as dire straits does, after all, and if indeed Anthony has been reduced to living the life of a mere pauper, plus she doesn't have even so much as a part-time job, then the math simply isn't adding up here.
Or could it be Casey's just lying through her teeth once more?
Illustration by Eponymous Rox