Children do that, but, both is stepson and stepdaughter are not the best people to come to any kind of character defense.
From ABC News
Craig Family Values: Arrests, Warrants and Restraining Orders
But the criminal records of Michael Craig and his sister, whom Sen. Craig adopted after marrying their mother, Suzanne, in 1983, not only call into question their credibility as character witnesses but may even further undermine Craig's portrayal of himself as a defender of family values.
At least two women have sought restraining orders against Michael Craig, who was once charged with statutory rape, though the charge was dismissed. He did not return a call for comment. And at the time of Howell's appearance on "Good Morning America" there was a warrant out for her arrest resulting from her allegedly breaking into her estranged husband's home and destroying property.
Of course the Sen. Craig and his wife have their response [you can find it in the article at the ABC link above] and it sounds considerably like a line from the play/movie The Lion in Winter
Eleanor of Aquitane: Well, what family doesn't have its ups and downs?
this is a real trailer-trash soap opera. if you agree, tap your foot three time...
and that reminds me of a great line by Alonzo Bodden
I didn't understand NASCAR until I met some NASCAR fans. You talk to a couple of NASCAR fans and you'll see where a shiny car driving in a circle would fascinate them all day. I can make fun of NASCAR fans because if they chase me, I just turn right.