Representative Matt Gaetz, the hard-right Trump supporting member of Congress, and Elizabeth Warren, the hard-left Trump hating member of Congress, have come together this week over one issue: Britney Spears. Gaetz has written a letter to Spears, asking her to come to Congress to discuss “the obvious financial, emotional, and psychological abuse” she has endured under her conservatorship.
Warren is calling for more oversight of conservatorships in general, citing “financial and civil rights abuses” that have come to light as a result of Britney’s case. Gaetz and Warren agreeing on something, let alone Britney Spears, I didn’t see that one coming.
But there was an old adage in politics back in the 80s – when rival newspapers were on the same side of an issue, maybe you should be on the other side of that issue. This may be one of those cases. Gaetz’ letter to Britney states, “You’ve been mistreated by America’s legal system.” But has she? The very uncomfortable question involved here is whether Britney Spears is actually in need of a conservator.
Our own WGY legal analyst Paul Harding told us this week that “the bar is extremely high for someone to qualify for conservatorship, and that would be doubly-so for such a high-profile case as this.” And yet, despite those facts, the judge ruled that Britney’s conservatorship would remain. Either the judge is wrong, or the judge is right. And we know that this is not the first judge to come to such a conclusion when evaluating Britney.
In the end, if Gaetz and Warren really have questions, instead of a letter to Britney maybe they should write one to the judge – that’s the person who may truly have the answers. But as Dr. Zeus warns Taylor at the end of the original Planet of the Apes, “don’t go looking for answers Taylor, you may not like what you find.”