So on the Golden Globe awards, George Clooney says of Jack Abramoff, "Who would name their kid Jack with the last words 'off' at the end of your last name? No wonder that guy is screwed up."
And so Jack Abramoff's dad fired back in an open letter to Clooney, "Your glib and ridiculous attack on my son, Jack, coupled with your obscene query as to the choice his mother and I made in naming him brought shame and dishonor on you and your profession. What drove you to this lapse in lucidity, I can never know, but you need to know that your words were deeply hurtful to many innocent and decent people-- who love my son and who cherish our family [and you did it in a way that even my son the pleaded-out felon who ran a GOP slush fund and is linked to mob-style rubout in Florida could not.]"
Note: open letters may be edited for clarity.
Now what's the real lesson here? That you should think a bit about the nicknames your child will face on the playground? Or that no one watches the Golden Globes, and if you'd just keep your mouth shut, the whole thing would've blown over, but now that you mention it, YOUR SON IS A FELON AT THE CENTER OF A GIANT GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION SCANDAL, MISTER ABRAMOFF?