Amanda Bynes is an actress/starlet who achieved fame when she starred in a television comedy, “What I Like About You”, along with Jennie Garth. Well, recently, she had an incident in her car when she sideswiped a sheriff’s patrol car late one night. When stopped by the policeman, she then refused to take a breathalyzer test. So now, in what hardly could be considered a surprise, authorities in Los Angeles have charged Bynes with driving under the influence since, without the test, they were unable to determine whether she was under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or both.
Bynes though is not taking this affront lying down. She has decided to tweet President Obama, “Hey @BarackObama… I don’t drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don’t hit and run. The end.”
This tweet is meaningful on so many levels. First, I’ve never actually met a President or tweeted one. I’m unsure though if the proper method of addressing the President is ‘Hey(followed by the President’s first name).’
Next, Bynes may have an interesting view of federalism, since she believes that presidents have the authority to hire and fire any local civil servant. Typically, at least until recently, this was considered to beyond a federal official’s purview. This may have changed as part of the Patriot Act, but I never read the fine print of the law.
She also apparently believes that presidents have a lot of free time, which they can spend fixing misdemeanor traffic tickets to benefit starlets (Jennie Garth, I might make an exception). Now we all know that Obama ‘wastes’ a lot of his time on the golf course. But I’m still unsure if he has so little to do that he should waste his time so that Bynes can avoid a ticket.
A few days ago, I wrote about the state of American education. I’m assuming that Bynes had enough money that she could move into any school district that she chose. Yet, she ended up with about as much knowledge of Civics as my Australian Shepherd…and my dog hasn’t driven into any police cars recently.