Every child leaves the nest eventually, it’s part of life. But add a spotlight to the scene and a few misdemeanour and it gets interesting. Most politicians keep a squeaky clean image but sometimes there’s a wild child in the bunch. Perhaps is the pressure to be so perfect that causes them to break out of their shell. Sometimes it’s even a phase, rebel without a cause type deal. Maybe in trying to break the mold, they find out who they really are- not just the son or daughter of a political figure.
Here are some of the raciest child rebels in the past 20 years of politics.
The daughter of Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and Vice President nominee, has been in and out of the media spotlight. Despite the Palin campaign on abstinence, Bristol got pregnant in 2008 with son Tripp, now 18-months. Most recently, Bristol got re-engaged to former fiance and Playgirl bunny Levi Johnston and didn’t tell mom or dad! Very scandalous!
President Reagan had double the trouble with both his daughter and son choosing different paths than the Republican politician. Patti Davis dawned the cover of Playboy in July of 1994, in a Janet Jackson style pose. She also penned an erotic novel “Bondage”, a very far stretch from her fathers conservative ways.
Walking along side his sister on the the liberal path is also Ron Reagan who came out the political closet as a Democrat after his father’s Presidential run. Ron, who doesn’t use his full name “Ronald” or include “Jr.”, is also an atheist and Yale dropout. The apple fell very far from the tree here.
When the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney came out as a lesbian, she also brought out the issue of gay marriage and gay rights. Her father then went from flip-flopping on the issue to supporting it, as his daughter went on to have a long-term relationship and children.
Known to her online followers as @McCainBlogette, Meghan found her niche a