Ah bless ‘em, you can’t help but feel for the
Dear old Mum of Schapelle Corby, Rosleigh Rose, lifting her veil of persistent reticence, this week shared a rare moment, or two, of candor with the world at large.
Other Mum’s might be a touch miffed to find half their brood in jail, but not the stoic Rosleigh (The Age, 24 January 2006):
"What are you supposed to do? At least I know where my bloody kids are, even if they are in jail. There's people who don't even know where their kids are. I kind of liked Clinton being in jail because I knew where he was ... before I'd worry about him, always expecting the phone call - he'd pinched a car and rolled off a cliff. But when he'd ring from jail, I'd be thinking, 'all right, hope you get a couple of years there'."
Mind you, Mum Rosleigh doesn’t want her offspring hanging out in just any old jail. Well, you have to have standards, don’t you?
Now that we’ve all been convinced that any overseas prison is a nightmare of fifth-world proportions, it would seem that Aussie jails won’t let prisoners receive regular offerings from family & friends, but far worse, are over flowing with big butch sheilas, so Rosleigh isn’t too keen on her little girl – who is nearly 30 year old, definitely a sheila, but not especially butch – leaving the less rigorous confines of a Bali jail cell any time soon.
As the concerned Mum explains:
"I suppose, in
, there's a rigmarole that's involved in visiting someone in jail. You can only go once a week, you can't take anything to them, they can't have anything and for the girls, how many big butch sheilas are there?" Australia
Yeah, that rigmarole thingy can be a real bugger when your kids are in jail, very inconvenient.
Meanwhile, Schapelle Corby’s lawyer, the improbably named Hotman Paris Huapea, has resigned from her case, because he wants to get back to profit-making cases and to enjoying his “glitzy lifestyle". (The Age, 25 January 2006)
"I have everything that every man dreams of, he said. I work from 6am to 6pm. Then I go to the best hotels and I find the best bottle of wine, of course, with a beautiful movie star. That's a pretty good life, isn't it? I am a playboy, but I am always a good husband and father when they need me."
What a charmer.