Statement on son Paul's violation of the law
June 20, 2003
When a child gets in trouble like this, it constitutes a family crisis, and I believe it's important that I be home. I have canceled my scheduled appearances tomorrow in Iowa so that I can return to Vermont and deal personally with what my family and I consider a very serious matter.
I understand that this matter is being handled by the state's attorney and I hope the press and the public will respect the privacy of my family-- particularly of my son-- during this difficult time.