Thanks to Mark Hemingway, may he rot, I’ve discovered that a bunch of Democrats have convinced their kids to form a “band” and play “songs.” Needless to say, because their parents are Very Important People, these children have received notice in the media. Here’s the New York Daily News:
One Direction better watch out. A new boy band is taking the stage and they’ve got the power of the White House behind them.
The tween group, Twenty20, includes the offspring of some of Obama’s top advisers – Jay Carney’s 12-year-old son, Hugo, U.S. Trade Rep. Mike Froman’s son Ben, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan’s son Lucas and Joey Doyle, whose mom is Hillary Clinton’s former presidential campaign manager turned Obama campaign adviser Patti Solis Doyle.
All four are classmates of Sasha and Malia Obama at Sidwell Friends School.
And here, ladies and gentlemen, is everything wrong with the Beltway set: It’s all about who you know, not what you can do. You’re a kid who can kinda hold a guitar or prance around the stage while whinily singing nonsense? Let’s professionally produce a song and a video and get you some attention in the press! These little twerps will probably have a keynote gig at the Democratic convention lined up by the end of next week. You can watch their caterwauling here: