By Christina Wilkie - 04/19/11 11:44 PM EDT
Pop star Lindsay Lohan is one of the last celebs you might imagine would lobby Congress, so when she reached out to Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin HatchTim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense Froman: Too early to start trade talks with the UK Bacteria found ahead of Olympics underscores need for congressional action for new antibiotics MORE (R-Utah) on Monday, it raised eyebrows in Washington.
“pls twt/impt 2 us Sen. Feinstein & @OrrinHatch Let’s Stop Putting Our Kids In Prison! Pass #YouthPromiseAct Now! http://t.co/yeqVGKz PLS RT,” Lohan wrote.
Hatch, a prolific tweeter, didn’t even acknowledge Lohan’s message, choosing instead to inform his 17,000-plus followers that he had not been selected for a jury.
Courtroom rules might not have been Lohan’s only obstacle — given her controversial behavior of late, the missed connection might have simply been a smart move on Hatch’s part.
Lohan made headlines most recently when she showed up for court in a tiny, tiny dress, accused of stealing a necklace.
To make matters worse, the troubled starlet was angling for Hatch’s support on a bill to grant, of all things, reduced prison sentences to young offenders.
The bill, S. 435, is officially called the Youth PROMISE Act, which stands for Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support and Education.