Al Gore's Son Busted for Speeding & Possession [Dan Collins]
At least the Prius he was driving 100 mph was what they call a “hydroponic” vehicle. And it’s not as though the drugs he was caught with were non-natural, except for the Valium, Xanax, Vicodin, Adderall and Soma, for which he lacked prescriptions. I’m not sure what kind of mileage a Prius gets when it’s going 100 mph, though, so that’s kind of serious.
Unlike certain partisans who would like to see someone have the book thrown at them because a) s/he is socioeconomically privileged, and b) s/he belongs to a political party that I dissociate myself from in most respects, I hope the kid goes into rehab and gets the help he needs. And I hope he’s fined a bunch and has his license taken away for a long time. Other than that, I don’t see any particular point in anyone trying to elevate this stupidity into some kind of general indictment of any party’s principles, parenting prowess or anything else. He’s a goofy kid whose dad happened to star in March of the Penguins. I can’t say that that wouldn’t have left me emotionally scarred, either.
Ã‚Â UPDATE: TBogg’s all bothered thatÃ‚Â wingnut bloggersÃ‚Â keep on expressing the view that the kid ought to be left alone for having been busted going 100 mph with a bunch of drugs in a hydroponic car (blue, not green) on an LA freeway and subsequently spending 12 hours in the pokey before being bailed for 20k, which is, you know, kind of hypocritical and concern troll-y because they just keep on repeating the facts, when they could just not mention it (which is what TBogg would have done had they not gone mentioning it), the way all the moonbats refrained from commenting on the Bush twins’ bust for underaged drinking, BECAUSE OF TEH HYPOCRISY.Ã‚Â I mean, youÃ‚Â might as well not mention Silky-P’s unkind cut toward his stylist, or not crack wise about the NYT headline, “Clintons Adjust to Her Turn in His Old Role,” by asking who she’s biffing on the side, because if you didn’t, ol’Ã‚Â Special-T would be the first guy to extend compliments on your classy restraint.