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The Problem with Fame

The problem with fame is that everyone is in your face as soon as you do anything ridiculous in public, or even in private if it gets known. Famous people don’t have more trouble with drugs and alcohol than unknown people do – they just get it trumpeted throughout the entire world, that’s all. If they cheat on their spouse, or pay for sex, or smoke a toke of marijuana, it hits the news provoking questions that nearly sound like “does this person deserve to live after this?” Candidates who are otherwise awesome with very respectable views on national subjects have lost votes and lost steam in their elections just because people discovered that yes, this person is also human, with flaws.

The latest just happened to take place here at the Charlotte airport. William Hilton Paul, who is the 19 year old son of Sen. Rand Paul and the grandson of oft-times presidential hopeful Ron Paul, was arrested when he arrived from Lexington KY and charged with three misdemeanors. They included consuming beer/wine while underage, disorderly conduct and being intoxicated and disruptive. He had to post a bail of $750 and spend about two and a half hours at the Mecklenburg County Jail. Police Lt. Blake Hollar believed that Paul had been served alcohol while on the flight.

Should this be the case, it makes perfect sense that he would have become disruptive while on the flight because he may not have been used to drinking alcohol very much and so it hit him pretty hard. If this is true, then there will be a flight attendant or two who will no doubt be in some trouble for serving a minor on the plane. And while he is responsible for his own behavior, the repercussions are going to spread to those who enabled him.

As most famous people would do, Rand Paul’s office issued a statement asking that people allow them some privacy and respect as they deal with the situation as any parent would – even the parent of an adult teenager. It’s not as though Rand Paul or his father Ron Paul actually did it, in other words, so “give the kid a break,” news media!

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