Drugs Did Danny

Smith: Sad (AP)

Hot off the Associated Press:

Anna Nicole Smith's 20-year-old son died from a lethal combination of methadone and two antidepressant drugs, a U.S.-based pathologist who conducted a private autopsy said Wednesday. Toxicology tests showed Daniel Smith had methadone, Zoloft and Lexapro in his system when he died Sept. 10 in a hospital room in the Bahamas where his former Playboy playmate mother was recuperating from giving birth to a daughter, according to Cyril Wecht.

Wecht, one of the nation's premier dead-guy checker-outters, was hired by Smith to conduct a private autopsy on her son.

Not to get terribly self-referential, but this incident reminds me of a comment I made recently on OCBlog in regards to their lame attempt to ridicule Cassie DeYoung for (gasp) attending a fundraiser. Their problem: this particular event had such speakers as Attorney General Bill Lockyer, State Parks Commission Chairman Bobby Shriver and Joel Reynolds, senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council. All are vocal opponents of the 241 toll road extension that would violate San Onofre State Beach like a billionare violating a stripper.

I act like Foothill-South is not a form of traffic relief. That is the particular lie I am trying to debunk today, and that is what my information is focused on. And saying Foothill-South is an OPTION for traffic relief is like saying methadone is an OPTION for heroin relief. It might take the sting away, but it just doesn't quite do the job, does it?

Apparently poor Danny Boy agreed with me; hence his decision to reinforce his methadone troops with antidepressant reinforcements. Unless it wasn't his decision...

Okay, enough unhealthy speculation from this particular boy (who is feeling much happier now, thanks - just say no to antidepressants!). But, considering Daniel's death in the same room where his mother had just given birth to a daughter, queering up what ought to have been a celebratory time, I can for the first time sincerely and sorrowfully say: poor Anna Nicole Smith!


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