Maybe It's Because They Can't Be Embarrassed?
Here's a silly little article
about famous parents with offspring who put embarrassing things on their blogs or MySpace pages.AS the leader of the Republican party in the US Senate and a possible presidential candidate, Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee has a reputation for sober rectitude. The same cannot be said of his son Jonathan, a Vanderbilt University student who recently appeared on the internet wearing six cans of beer strapped to his belt.
Nor has Jonathan’s brother Bryan done much to help his father’s attempts to strike a reasonable note about US involvement in Iraq. “I was born an American by God’s amazing grace,” wrote Bryan Frist in an online profile. “Let’s bomb some people.”
Sounds like the tongue was firmly planted in the cheek on that one. But you'll notice as you read the article that all of the politicians and others mentioned have one thing in common: they're not liberals. Frist, Louie Gohmert (Congressman), Samuel Alito and Mike Huckabee are all conservatives.
So what's going on here? Oh, that's right, liberals can't be hypocrites, therefore it isn't news when their children do wild things, the way it is when Republican kids make silly mistakes. If RFK, Jr's son showed off his bong collection on his MySpace, the press would point out that it's just part of the continuing trials and tribulations of the Kennedys.