I’ve mentioned the sequence of charity balls in the Palm Beach social season, but the lack of stigma in doing time in Club Fed may yet spawn another one:

In an interview published in the 2/25/08 issue of The New Yorker, Auchincloss bemoaned the lack of stigma associated with jail time:

He (former Sotheby’s chair and PBer Al Taubman) comes out of jail and he’s just as popular and giving as many parties as he ever did! There’s no disgrace in going to jail anymore unless it’s for some disgusting, disgusting crime.

Chain Ball, anyone?