Just a couple of quick MJ notes...
First, do you think anyone is actually going to get arrested here? I mean, every single person who assisted in perpetrating the fraud, the doctor shopping, picking up drugs for him, etc--all of those people should be liable, right? Right?
So....what do you suppose is going to happen?
More importantly, will it change anything? Will this be the push we needed to get a national database, so no matter where you go, somebody can look you up and say, "Ah, I see that you already have 27 bottles of morphine at home--guess we don't need to refill your prescription today..."?
Second...I just want to say, State Farm...? It's too soon. Seriously, it's too soon. I don't want to hear "I'll Be There" in a product endorsement just yet. In fact, in my humble opinion, the person who had the brilliant idea to use "I'll Be There" in a TV commercial should not be allow to speak for the next 8 or 9 months--we've seen what they are capable of doing, and find it disturbing. When I first saw it, because of the production of the commercial and how State Farm is not mentioned until the end, I figured it was for some charity--Salvation Army or something. I thought it seemed appropriate. Then came the logo. (And also, the cries of many Katrina survivors who will insist that State Farm isn't really "there" when you need them at all...)
I'm waiting for the moment when it is revealed that it was the family's idea (this would not surprise me) and then we can talk more about tacky. Until then, I'll continue to be a little creeped out by State Farm. Please yank this...