I know this is something that a lot of teens do and personally, I think if you're old enough to vote and old enough to serve in the armed forces, you should be able to drink, but then again, I don't make the laws.
Before the Republicans start foaming at the mouth, I don't really mean this to be a Bush-bashing post, but it brings up an interesting question. The news reports mentioned that, as the Preident's daughter, she has Secret Service protection and I think the report said they accompanied her to the bar last night.
So is the Secret Service's only job function to protect the President's family members, and if they (President's family members) break the law, the Secret Service looks the other way? Or do they look the other way up to a certain point, ie ok, we'll look the other way if you drink when you're not old enough, but if you want to rob a convenience store, forget it? (The news report also mentioned that when laws are broken, the Secret Service does not interfere with the local police.)
Bush was in town today to dedicate the new Bob Bullock State History Museum, but there wasn't mention of any comment by him about his daughter's citation. (I didn't see him today, but I did see the 3 military helicopters flying him back to his ranch in Crawford from the old closed Mueller Airport this afternoon about 3:00.)
Anyway, it just seems odd to me that our tax dollars would pay for the Secret Service to accompany a president's family member (any president, not just Bush) to break the law. Also is it mandatory for every family member to have Secret Service Protection, or can they say "No - forget it - we don't want Secret Service Protection"?