Sensitivity Requests Amid Scandals

blog-ruth“Are you having fun embarrassing me — and ruining my life?” asked Ruth Madoff, wife of Bernard Madoff, while a New York Post photographer captured a snapshot of her seated on the New York City subway beneath an advertisement reading “99 cents does more” (view the image here); South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, while fumbling a national apology about how his mysterious disappearance was the front for an extramarital affair in South America, essentially stated he was entitled to be forgiven, at one point pleading that he “spent the last five days of my life crying in Argentina”; and Phil Spector, assigned to a sensitive needs facility after being convicted of murder, formally requested an iPod, TV or computer to pass the time during his prison term of 19 years to life.