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Dear Anna,

I know I should hate you. I know there's something despicable about a woman who represented the worst of blonde bimbo gold-digger stereotypes.

It would be easy to accuse you of setting women's lib back by encouraging objectification of the worst kind, the kind that places all female worth in sex appeal and breast size.

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But in some ways you are an example of real feminine empowerment -- you got money and celebrity and power in the modern American tradition using whatever qualities you had at your disposal. The fact that you benefitted from your looks and your willingness to sell yourself every way you could doesn't take away from the reality that you got what you wanted.

I wouldn't have done it and I don't admire you for it, but I do respect the ambition of a woman who went from a job at Krispy Fried Chicken as an abandoned teenage mother to become a millionaire celebrity with her own reality TV show.

L.A. Federal Judge David Carter said your "illiteracy is striking," which makes the story even more remarkable.