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Published:August 21st, 2008 19:00 EST
Casey Anthony is FREE:  Run Casey Run!

Casey Anthony is FREE: Run Casey Run!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A bondsman posted bail Wednesday for the Florida mother of a missing toddler and said he hoped her release would help lead investigators to the girl, officials said.

Casey Anthony has been jailed on $500,200 bail since mid-July. Police say Anthony lied to them and didn`t report her 3-year-old daughter, Caylee, was missing for more than a month. She faces charges of child neglect, making false statements and obstructing an investigation."

Casey Anthony, mother of missing toddler Caylee Anthony, is escorted from the Orange County Florida jail by her attorney Jose Baez, second from right, after posting a $500,000 dollar bond in Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 21, 2008. (AP PHOTO)

Quotation from Sarah Larimer/Associated Press

Casey Anthony is now free thanks to a bondsman from California with a penchant for wearing cowboy hats, and a nose for attracting media coverage.

The colorful bondsman interject himself in a case that was none of his business, because he believes that Casey will be more cooperative with law enforcement if she is home with her parents. If that`s his rationale for getting involved, why not put up Casey in a four-star hotel with a world-class discotheque so she can dance the night away? After all, the more comfortable that Casey is, the more forthcoming she will be with the police

When Nelson Mandela was released from prison after being behind bars for almost 30 years, it was an international media event. But I don`t think that an American network would have interrupted coverage of the Olympics to broadcast his release.

When Casey Anthony was released from jail, the local NBC station interrupted its Olympic coverage to televise the momentous event. I`m sure the cable TV news outlets will keep us abreast of all the latest developments in the Casey saga: What Casey ate for lunch, what she was wearing when she stepped outside to retrieve her mail...

Nelson Mandela is a freedom fighter and an international symbol of human rights, but Casey is a beautiful young woman who looks great dirty dancing with other women while her child is missing. I don`t think anyone has a right to complain if the press fawns all over Casey, while ignoring great men and women who perform heroic deeds. (Satire, please don`t send any emails)

This case is now in full-circus mode, we have a clueless bondsman, bounty hunters, a missing telegenic toddler, doting grandparents who treat every utterance from Casey as if it should be etched in stone, and media personalities up the wazoo.

Amidst all the hoopla it`s hard to remember that there`s a missing (probably dead) little girl. It shouldn`t be all about Casey, it should be all about Caylee, the missing toddler.

The press should stop treating Casey as a celebrity, at the least she showed a profound indifference to the disappearance of her daughter, at the worst she is the one responsible for her death/disappearance.

If I write about this case again it will be focus on the missing child, and not to lavish more attention on a clueless, immoral and self-centered Casey Anthony.