Some underage kids were arrested for drinking up in Marietta.
Stop the presses. Seventeen year olds were drinking beer. I thought the beverage of choice for 17 year olds was beer. But everyone seems surprised that some rich kids had a post-party after an adult Christmas party and decided to share the beer.
What apparently makes this newsworthy is that one of the kids was a state legislator’s son. Color me surprised. And color me even more surprised that the dad tried to help his kid. And color me most surprised that the dad’s political opponents are now trying to use the kid’s beer drinking to attack the dad.
This happens. It happens every day. And it says a lot more about the opponents than it does the father and son. So I remember this one time when I was on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. I was seventeen. Good times.