July 28, 2009:

At her most manipulative she'll claim to be pregnant.

For example, while seated on a tree stump at the side of a country road, three smashed cars around her, waiting for a female officer to arrive so that she can be arrested, searched, and charged with DUI.

"I'm pregnant," she sobs to the officer in charge, wheedlingly and imploringly, makeup running, with sincerity and great implied significance.

In an earlier era she'd have thrown herself at his feet and gripped his thighs.