Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake recently took his two youngest sons on a highly-publicized survivalist adventure on a desert island. It must've been a calming respite for 15-year-old Tanner, whose aggressive social media presence suggests he'll make the perfect Republican politician someday: he plays the iPhone game "Fun Run" under the charming moniker 'N1ggerKiller' and regularly threatens to "beat the crap" out of and generally "own" unnamed "faggots" on Twitter and YouTube.
The New Times and Buzzfeed recently uncovered Tanner's twisted social media footprint: slurs against Jews, Mexicans and many others abound, as well as references to his father's job (and his disinclination to vote for SOPA). I, too, was involved in some embarrassing online activities when I was 15, but I managed not to call Mexicans the "scum of the earth" while writing poetry about infinity and distance on LiveJournal.
“I’m very disappointed in my teenage son’s words, and I sincerely apologize for the insensitivity. This language is unacceptable, anywhere. Needless to say, I’ve already spoken with him about this, he has apologized, and I apologize as well,” Sen. Flake said in a statement to BuzzFeed.
We hope he's on a strict Rookie diet as punishment.