Heard on the Hill: The Real World of Parenting

Posted July 6, 2011 at 6:35pm

Rachel Campos-Duffy, of “The Real World: San Francisco” fame and wife to Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), really wishes Casey Anthony’s parents were more like her own — and she is pretty adamant about it.

How adamant? She wrote about it in the National Review.

“Like the Anthony’s, my parents adore their grandkids,” she writes. “Like Mr. Anthony, my daddy lovingly tiled the bottom of the outdoor playhouse at their house for their grandkids.” (Wow, really? People do that?)

“The difference between my parents and the Anthonys is that I can guarantee that if I had anything to do with the disappearance of one of my kids, or if I was lying or withholding information about my child’s whereabouts to the cops, as Casey clearly did and was found guilty of today, my parents would not be trying to help me get away with it,” she writes.

She is certain her parents “would be fully cooperating with law enforcement on behalf of their innocent grandchild.”

There is a silver lining, though.

The trial, she says, gave “America some insight into the kind of family dysfunction and parental enabling that produces a mother like Casey.”