Over the weekend I watched with some interest as an alleged tape of Ashley Biden snorting coke was shopped around to the tabloids. Of course, whether it is the Vice-President's daughter or not on the tape, the damage has been done. Of course, from the descriptions the tabloids have used, they all seem pretty convinced the tape was made using a hidden camera and shows Ashley snorting several lines of coke.
It also sounds like the tape was shot by her boyfriend, so I'm sure he is a real winner of a guy. The lawyer who was acting as the broker between the owner of the tape and all the tabloids suddenly quit representing the seller. He said he stopped because of the publicity. Uh huh. If you are a lawyer who is willing to broker this kind of a deal, you are probably not the kind of lawyer who minds a little free publicity.
The asking price for the tape was $250,000, but as of this morning there were no takers. I think it is embarrassing and scandalous, but I also think no one really knows who she is, and so it was deemed to not be worth the $250K tag. Unless you are from Delaware, you probably don't know she was arrested for possession of pot or a later arrest for obstructing a policeman outside of a bar. Now, if this was Bristol Palin who got taped snorting coke, then you would be talking about way more than $250K for the tape. I think eventually someone will spend $50K on the tape of Ashley and we will all watch it and then we can make comments about how she will probably lose her job as a social worker for children and get kicked off the board of the Delaware YWCA organization. She might even go to rehab.