The big difference, of course, is that Lohan screwed up only her own life and the lives of those close to her.
“Congress Continues to Debate Whether or Not Nation Should be Economically Ruined.” - The Onion
"It is a question that, I think, is worthy of serious consideration: Should we take steps to avoid a crippling, decades-long depression that would lead to disastrous consequences on a worldwide scale? Or should we not do that?" -- Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), from The Onion story