Are Cindy and George Anthony getting a free pass for their behavior?
George and Cindy Anthony spent Thanksgiving out of the spotlight with family and friends. George spent part of the day alone driving around his “Where Is Caylee?” billboard….
I’m sorry, I just don’t understand George. It is so obvious that he knows in his heart that Caylee is dead and that Casey is responsible. He could end all this madness. Why doesn’t he? I think some of the information in the latest document release might help explain it. It seems Cindy has supported George throughout most of their marriage. The only reason she didn’t divorce him when he got caught up in the internet scam was because in the state of Florida he would have been entitled to half of everything she owned. Plus, because she was the main breadwinner, she would have had to pay him alimony! She couldn’t afford to divorce him, but she has the upper hand. Cindy calls the shots. George goes along with whatever Cindy wants. He’ll go on with this charade as long as she wants him to. And what Cindy wants is to create reasonable doubt in the minds of any potential jurors in Casey’s upcoming trial.
Yes, I know–You say don’t criticize these people, because it just isn’t possible to know what you would do under those circumstances! Well, I’m telling you, I may not know how I would behave under those circumstances–but I KNOW what I would DO. I would help LE in every possible way to recover my granddaughter, alive or dead. I would not accuse every law enforcement agency, or every legitimate individual or group that attempted to help me, of wrong doing because their efforts didn’t provide me with the answers I wanted to hear. I would not try to cover for my daughter if I thought she had something to do with the disappearance of my granddaughter. I would reach into my bag of mother’s tricks and use persuasion, bribery, threats, trickery, treachery–Anything and EVERYTHING I had to get the truth out of my daughter, and if I still couldn’t reach her, I would not waste one more breath on her. I’d turn my back til she came clean, and if she didn’t, I’d permanently wash my hands of her. My ONLY concern from the beginning would NOT have been my grown daughter, but my innocent little granddaughter! I KNOW that’s what I would do. I’m also telling you that’s what MOST PEOPLE would do. As hard as it might be, as terrible as the truth might prove to be, I would not make excuses for my daughter and MOST OF YOU WOULDN’T EITHER!!
Initially, George and Cindy reacted the way anyone would–they tried to find the truth in the chaos. But something changed. Now that they’ve had time to digest this horrible mess, they are reacting in a way that I have found incomprehensible–Their actions have become completely self-serving–George by appeasing Cindy, and Cindy by her all out efforts to save Casey (and thus saving herself from the painful truth).
I’m not saying we should be cruel or hateful to the Anthonys-we all have great empathy for what they are going through. My heart just breaks for them. But, I am saying stop coddling and making excuses for George and Cindy! That’s no different than Cindy coddling and covering for Casey! Casey has to and will be made responsible for her actions. (whatever those actions turn out to be) In the same respect, Cindy and George have to be held accountable for THEIR actions. They don’t get free passes because we feel sorry for them for pete’s sake! They’re grown ups and they have to step up!
George knows the truth–it’s as plain as the nose on his face from the videos of his interviews with LE. Cindy knows the truth–it’s obvious from all her back-tracking and out-right lies. By putting all her efforts into trying to save Casey, she can avoid the fact that she’s lost Caylee. She’s doing this to protect herself. It’s beyond helping Casey or finding Caylee–it’s self preservation. She’s lashing out at anyone that tries to reason with her, because if she reacts reasonably she will have to face the truth. What choice did LE have but to come forward and say enough is enough, Cindy! There are other children, other pressing matters! The proof is there–Caylee is gone! Everyone with any substance has pulled away from George and Cindy for the same reasons as LE. (the documents released with emails from Cindy’s mother and brother are very telling) And now, the only people around them are spotlight seekers with questionable motives.
Sadly, I see this situation getting a lot worse before closure can be reached, and I think the blame for that can be put squarely on the Anthony’s shoulders. But, don’t hold your breath for ANY Anthony to accept responsibility for either the loss of that little girl (Casey) or the resulting aftermath (George and Cindy).