Jane Graham: How Willow Palin is causing ripples in mum Sarah’s Tea Party
Remember what a scandal Tony Blair’s then 16-year-old son Euan caused when he was found drunk in Leicester Square after a night of post-exam partying?
PM Blair was squirming with embarrassment when he apologised for the terrible incident a few days later, admitting he’d been troubled enough to turn to poet Longfellow for words of comfort.
I wonder how Republican Tea Party pin-up Sarah Palin feels then about the Facebook spat into which her daughter Willow has weighed in with a rather choice bunch of phrases.
Willow called one (not unreasonable) critic of her mother on the site a ‘faggot’, declaring ‘your so gay’ and ‘your disgusting’, adding that another commentator was ‘effin fat as hell.’
I can’t decide what’s worse, the homophobia or the appalling grammar, but for all I know Mrs Palin has no problem with either.
Evidently neither education nor tolerance has a role in the Palins’ great American struggle.