Paris' pardon plea laughed out of governor's office
Paris Hilton's pardon plea to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been laughed out of his office.
The hotel heiress appealed to her fans to sign a petition after she was sentenced to 45 days in jail for driving with a suspended licence and sent it to the actor-turned-politician.
But calls to Arnie's office inquiring about the petition were met with mockery.
The governor's press secretary, Aaron McLear, said, "The petition will be treated no differently than any other request filed to the governor's office.
"The governor only acts in extraordinary circumstances."
Paris' mother Kathy Hilton is furious her daughter has been given a jail term.
She told the USA Today newspaper, "This is pathetic and disgusting, a waste of taxpayers' money with all this nonsense. This is a joke."
The 45-year-old even implied the judge only decided to jail Paris to become famous.
When the judge sentenced the socialite, Kathy laughed out loud and blurted, "May I have your autograph?"
When Judge Michael T. Sauer walked into his parish church on Saturday, the day after sentencing Paris, he was greeted by rapturous applause.