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Dipso Wal-Mart dame popped for drunk driving

Alice “Daughter of Sam” Walton, who is worth over $20 billion, was arrested for drunk driving in Texas on her 62nd birthday. That’s a pretty unflattering mugshot.  This isn’t the first time Walton has had a run-in with the law for drinking and driving. Thank goodness she didn’t hurt others, or herself. With Tim Rogers, from whom I stole this entire item, I agree: if you’re worth $20 billion — that’s three to five times what Rupert Murdoch is worth — why the heck would you drive anywhere? Why wouldn’t you hire teetotaling French dwarves to pootle your drunk butt around in a Maybach, or something?

This business is actually not funny. More about Mr. Sam’s troubled child:

She’s had more than a few problems with drink and fast cars, including one episode when she struck and killed a 50-year-old mother of two with her Porsche (no charges were ever brought) and another when she was pulled over for drink-driving in 1998 after hitting a gas meter and tried to lord it over her arresting officer with the immortal words: “I’m Alice Walton, bitch!” When she was prosecuted, she ended up having to pay a glaringly modest $925 fine. Ms Walton moved to Texas and settled on her ranch.

I think the Parker County police must be practicing class warfare against this poor old rich lady. Probably Obama’s fault, some kind of way. I certainly hope the money to bail her out of the pokey came from the US taxpayer. It’s only fitting that we pay for the failings of the super-rich.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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