I have to admit – I know less about the Amanda Knox trial and story than probably 98% of the public. I haven’t followed this story at all and know only the most minimal details of what happened.
As far as I can tell, the only reason this story has generated widespread interest is because she apparently is a cute young woman. If she was homely, I guarantee you, no one would pay any attention to this drama.
I was intrigued by a press release that came out right after the guilty verdict. Senator Maria Cantwell issued a statement in which she said “I am saddened by the verdict and I have serious questions about the Italian justice system and whether anti-Americanism tainted this trial.”
Anti-Americanism??? I can understand how that could have been a factor during the Bush years when the world hated us.
But once we elected Obama, the world fell in love with the United States all over again. We were once again “welcomed into the world community”… and “no longer a pariah on the world stage”…
How could Senator Cantwell suggest that anti-Americanism played a role in this verdict. Barack Obama is our president – THERE IS NO MORE ANTI-AMERICANISM!!!
I guess the other possibility is that Knox actually whacked the gal…