Cat Marnell And The Politician’s Son

cat marnell[Jezebel] “Between you and me,” writes Cat Marnell in the book proposal which netted her a $500,000 advance from Simon & Schuster, “half the time I feel very little remorse. AND I have a massive ego, if I really think about it.”

In her proposal, which was leaked to us, Marnell details her life so far. In case you haven’t been keeping up with New York, the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Page Six, or any of the other media outlets that enjoy a good young-woman-in-peril story, Cat Marnell is an ex-Lucky staffer, an health editor, an ex-Vice columnist, and a self-described glamorous dr*g add*ct…

The proposal is also stuffed with blind items. A particularly compelling one is regarding “the son of one of the most famous living Democrats,” who was an acquaintance of Marnell’s from the period after she left prep school and was finishing high school in D.C. Allow Marnell to explain:

I sat with the politician’s son in a parked Oldsmobile crushing beers and taking mushrooms with him and my boyfriend on dark secluded streets with the Secret Service parked behind us, watching, watching.

Later, at her 18th birthday party:

The son of the famous unnameable politician was there too; the secret service camped outside out hotel suite door. We binged on every drug and no one cared; no one got in any trouble.

Any guesses?


Politician’s Son:

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61 comments to Cat Marnell And The Politician’s Son

  • Revisionist

    Since there is SS this can only be Al Gore III sone of AG2.

  • MissNormaDesmond

    Al Gore.

    Al Gore III.

  • neartstarlet

    Politician: Al Gore
    Politician’s son: Albert Gore III

  • soapboxbetty

    Al Gore III. Big Al is so ashamed, the kid isn’t even listed on his wiki.

  • lepidoteran

    she’s the same age as Al Gore III, both born in 1982. So …

    Al Gore (Jr.)

    Al Gore III

  • kookywooky

    Politician: Al Gore

    Politician’s Son: Al Gore Jr.

  • ValleyOfTheGalls

    Politician: Joe Biden
    Politician’s son: Beau Biden
    He was rushed to the hospital a few years ago after suffering a “mild stroke”, but the rumor was that it was an over-dose.

    • Bromance1979

      He’s too old for this blind and he wouldn’t have had SS detail at that time, around 2000.

  • I Am PunkA

    So, about 13 years ago, in DC, a politician famous enough to have the kids get secret service detail. Perhaps someone who ran for President, which would give them that detail. Think 2000 election.

    Going with Al Gore. Al Gore III would have been 17 then and in High school, and he got busted for drugs when he was 24.

  • momgus

    Has to be Al Gore’s son, Albert. He has all kinds of drug history.

  • knowitall

    Al Gore and his druggie son, Al III

  • waysouthofheaven

    Al Gore, Sr.
    Al Gore, Jr.

  • suzabelle

    Gotta be Al Gore Jr, he is the same age as her.

  • thesepeoplereally

    Al Gore. It would have to be either a president (Bill Clinton has no son and it’s obviously not Obama, given the timing) or a VP, because i don’t think anyone else gets secret service protection.

  • NOTellebee

    Al Gore/Al Gore III.

  • idfelix

    Al Gore and his son



  • HeadhuntNYC

    Too easy. Al Gore III . . . they are the same age and he has a well documented history of drug abuse going back to his school days.

  • javelina

    Secret Service would only care about a President’s kid. Most famous living Democrat that has sons is Jimmy Carter. So Jack, James, or Donell.

  • lindy555

    Al Gore, and Albert Gore III?? They were both born in 1982.

    • lindy555

      Plus, Al Gore III has been arrested on several drug charges and a DWI, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s him.

  • crankypants

    She was 18 in 2000. The Secret Service protects sitting Presidents and VPs and major candidates for Pres/VP. Gore would have had protection as a sitting VP and presidential candidate. Neither Bill Clinton nor Jimmy Carter has a son, and Ted Kennedy (alive at the time) wouldn’t have Service protection.

    Politician: Al Gore
    Politician’s son: Al Gore III.

  • KlatschHund

    Al Gore, and his son.

  • CousinDupree

    If she’s 30, then 12 years ago puts this at 2001, and the only Dem with a son in that range and would have qualified for Sec. Service protection would be Al Gore – so I’m going with Al Gore III. He’s about her age, as well.

  • Herkeda

    Politician: Al Gore

    Politician’s Son: Al Gore III

    I had to look it up because I’ve never heard of her, but Cat Marnell is 30 years old.

    Obama has no sons. Because the Secret Service was there, it has to be a Democrat who was president/vice president or who ran for the presidency/vice presidency. Bill Clinton has no sons. Jimmy Carter’s sons are in their 50s and 60s, so I don’t think that Cat was hanging with them.

    Al Gore III, fits the bill though. He’s 30 or 31 years old. Online reports say that he’s been arrested on marijuana and prescription drugs in the past. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was doing “hard” drugs too.

  • azura1

    Politician: AL GORE

    Politician’s Son: AL GORE III

  • sophiedg

    Politician: Al Gore
    Politician’s Son: Al Gore III

  • BoatGirl

    Al Gore II and Al Gore III. Al Gore III was born in 1982, so he’s the same age as Cat Marnell. Plus, was arrested at age 24 for drugs and has attended rehab.

  • stolidog

    This is just a teaser, right? I mean, she does actually know how to write, right?

    I’ll guess that she was so drugged up that she didn’t realize that Chelsea Clinton was actually a woman?

  • meemo506

    Al Gore and his son, Al Gore version 3

  • Terry

    One of Ted Kennedy’s two sons?

  • MizGrandma

    Al Gore’s son.

  • Sophie

    I don’t know who she is, but her picture makes me want to take a shower.

  • susieq411

    Al Gore III

  • kennepopsicle

    I’m guessing Al Gore’s son, Al Gore III. He’s the only one I can think of that would have Secret Service detail.

  • slimfast10

    Al Gore politician

    AL Gore the third his troubled son

  • terry123

    Al Gore’s son?

  • Up the Coast

    Sounds like one of the Kennedy’s

  • Bromance1979

    Al Gore III is the same age as Cat and he would have had Secret Security at that time

  • newsjunkie

    Jesse Jackson
    Jesse Jackson,jr

  • kermit1969

    Politician: Al Gore

    and his son Al Gore Jr. the one who was hit by a car at a game years ago and got busted for DUI or drugs or something.

  • PandoraWolf

    All of them.

    All of them.

    Is that picture doctored or is she just REALLY a hot mess?

  • rorythedragon

    Politician: Al Gore
    Son: Al Gore III

    Random guess as he’s the right age and has been arrested on drug charges in the past.

  • 4sixx2

    Obvi Al Gore and Al the Third.

  • CanaryCry

    Al Gore & his only son.

  • 20twenty

    Politician: Al Gore
    Politician’s Son: Al Gore III

    Cat and Al Gore’s son are both the same age (both a very hard-looking 30), and Al Gore’s son has been busted a few times for drug issues.

  • nolabelle

    Al Gore and Al Gore Iii, who is the same age as Cat. It seems there were a lot more dysfunctional things going on behind closed doors in that family then the media told the public. Notice the hypocrisy of the media to filter and censor stories about any pol they like and yet ravage and even lie about any pol that they don’t like. What are they teaching in college these days? Journalism – the lost profession- is now gone and replaced with Orwellian employees.

  • LooLoo

    A Kennedy, I’m assuming.

  • Jester

    Al Gore
    Al Gore III

  • 8days

    Politician: Al Gore
    Politician’s son: Al Gore III. He’s around the same age as Marnell. Arrested in 2007 for possessing marijuana and prescription pills.

  • CMK1319

    Al Gore’s son, Al Gore III is around the same age as Marnell and has had issues with drugs in the past.

  • AKat

    The only possible solution to this is:
    Politician: Al Gore
    Politician’s son: Al Gore Jr.

    The Secret Service only protects the children of sitting Presidents and VP’s and President-Elect and VP-Elect. Of former presidents, it only protects their children until the age of 16. As Kat Martell was born in 1982 and this alledgedly happened with she was 18, it had to be in 2000. The only person who could fit that time frame is Al Gore Jr.

  • LooksLikeCRicci

    Al Gore and his son.

  • Funnster

    Sorry, I’m still hung up on that Mount Herpes by her lip.

  • mamacita3

    I thought I read that she named this as Al Gore’s son. This money will be this chick’s death but why is her lifestyle being glamorized??

  • RedPeggy

    She has a little…something…on her face.