To the Editor:
Vincent, just read your column (Oct. 18, 2002) about my brother Mark in the Collegian. I thought it was a very well-written article in that you did take in to consideration that we are regular teenagers, whose dad just happens to hold a highly elected office.
It is human nature to make mistakes, and that’s what my brother did. I was extremely mad at the press last week because I always believed that media was supposed to be a fair channel of communication, but in my brother’s case and in mine a few years back, that was not so. They always report on the bad that the governor’s children take part in, never anything else.
I appreciate you mentioning some of my brother’s achievements, unlike other papers and TV stations last week. This being in the media not only affects us kids, but ultimately reflects on my parents being bad parents. People who are not in the public eye have no idea how difficult it is to feel like we are constantly being watched.
Thank you again for reporting on the incident in such an appropriate way, and understanding we, too, get in to trouble from time to time.