It's often been said, mainly by great men, that great men have lesser offspring. That's why most of the greatest Americans, among them the Carnigies and Mellons, etc., etc., were all in favor of inheritance taxes. They were already worried that their children would be weak minded and lazy and feared that a giant, whopping inheritance would leave them incredibly stupid and corrupt.
Well, you can decide for yourself whether someone like Thomas Jefferson or George W. Bush was right--what a cage match!
Myself, I like to find empirical evidence in the decline of the house of Paterno.
It's certainly exemplified by Joe rising to the winningiest coach in college football, taking a little known eastern school to five undefeated seasons, two national championships, and posting one of the greatest win/lost percentages in modern college football all the while keeping his program nearly squeaky clean and having one of the highest graduation rates in, again, all of college football.
Plus, he built a damn library and was just an all around hero in the great state of Pennsylvania.
Then, he had kids.
Jay has been the recruiting co-ordinator and quarterbacks coach for the time period composing the worst Penn State record since the 1800s, and has had the dubious distinction of having his quarterbacks actually get worse the longer they play for him.
And then there's Scott.
When it was over, Paterno caught a ride with Bush to the White House to visit the former president's son, and Scott Paterno, the coach's son, left the Capitol Hill fund-raiser with at least $50,000 more for his campaign to become the Republican nominee seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Tim Holden, D-Schuylkill County.
"The point of the event is let's get people out, let's see what kind of money we can raise, but it's also about being down here and talking with people and saying, 'This is why I'm the best candidate to win the seat back,'" said Scott Paterno, a Derry Twp. attorney.
One champion of undeserving nepotism to another.
Scott's real dumb, and opinionated, and he has never gone five minutes without reminding everyone that he's Joe Paterno's son. He's dumb, and obnoxious, and mean, and he misses no opportunity to get some press even though, if he weren't Joe's son, no one, and I mean no one, would ever listen to what this numbskull has to say. Still, his pop sticks up for him.
"I don't think it's important that he's my son," said Joe Paterno. "I hope people will judge him on what he stands for and what he's all about."
And what is young Scott all about?
Well, he's a nutbag. How so? Well, he's a lunatic that not only believed but published articles on Clinton's murderous rampage through the White House. I'm sorry, I can't resist. Because not everyone will actually hit the link. Here's Joe's son!
In my opinion, President Clinton, at the very least, conspired to commit murder at least 56 times. In my opinion, the President has abused his power for his own political gain, betrayed the public trust and will continue to do so unless the American people wake up and see the man for what he really is.
That's right. At least fifty six people! And what would drive this homicidal rampage? Obviously, Clinton would let no one and nothing stand in his way, no matter how many people, even 56, he had to kill, in order to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit! Who wouldn't?
I mean, after all, if Clinton got impeached and lost his wife and pension, he could expect hundreds of dollars back in taxes each year! No wonder he was willing to kill dozens of people. Better safe than sorry.
And like most of the Republicans who have seen the end of the Clinton years, he's very insistant on putting that little bit of extremism behind him, chalking it up to "youthful(like the preznit)" foolishness, and calling on Americans to be calm, cool, co-operative, and to vote politics with their heads.
Not with overly emotional, hateful, partisanship.
If you're in Pennsylvania, vote this bozo down. He's a jerk. He's been a jerk. He's never done anything or amounted to anything and he trades in on a famous name and has no shame about it.
Plus, in case you didn't hit the link and read his brilliant youthful journalism, he's a nut.