Rob Lowe’s son to intern for House Majority Leader Cantor

The Hill’s In the Know column reports that actor Rob Lowe’s son, Matthew, will begin an internship with U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office next week.

Matthew, 17, wants to avoid the spotlight during his time as a Capitol Hill intern for the Virginia Republican, a source told the Washington newspaper.

While Lowe’s son may be new to politics, the “West Wing” and “Parks and Recreation” actor is no stranger to the game and has straddled both sides of the aisle.

Lowe was famously involved in a scandal, having appeared in a sex tape with an underage girl the night before the 1988 Democratic National Convention. He claimed he didn’t know the girl’s age, and it was confirmed that they’d met in a bar. At the time, Lowe was working for Michael Dukakis’ presidential campaign. (Infamous celebrity sex tape scandals [SLIDESHOW])

Yet in 2003, Lowe switched teams, volunteering to help Republican and fellow celebrity Arnold Schwarzenegger in his bid for California governor. He called the Governator a “born leader” who would “put the people above partisan politics.”

Lowe is also familiar with the Washington, D.C. scene, having produced a reality show following young D.C. denizens and entrepreneurs. The series is currently being shopped around to cable networks.

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  • Judith B

    to doncicciofitipaldi: you act like democrats never get caught with their proverbial pants down. Let’s see, Bill Clinton, Barney Frank, Ted Kennedy, Anthony Weiner boy, Elliot Spitzer, Charley Sheen, R.Kelly,just to name a few. Your party is replete with deviates so don’t try to get all righteous on us with one guy. Besides that Arnie is married to a Kennedy, how Republican can he be. Rino with a capitol R. Perversion to a democrat is a resume enhancer.

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  • doncicciofitipaldi

    Classic. Democrat caught with an underage girl swithces teams and feels right at home in the Republican party. Heck, his son inters for Cantor now, no less. You can’t make this stuff up……..I mean, really!!!!!

    • justthefactsmam

      Your comment makes me recall the old adage “People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” Speaking of “can’t make this stuff up”, have you forgotten such notable Democrats such as Monica’s cigar smoking boyfriend, Love-child-producing-while-my-wife-is-dying Edwards, Wiener sexting Weiner, pay-for-a-whole-lotta-love Spitzer, Edward “let’s go watch submarine races” Kennedy, and boy-for-hire business tycoon Barny Frank? Put another way doncicciofitipaldi, your comment is lame.

  • kolaboy

    “Yet in 2003, Lowe switched teams, volunteering to help Republican and fellow celebrity Arnold Schwarzenegger in his bid for California governor. ”

    Ummm. That’s hardly switching teams.

    • bluelagoon

      Glad to know that are celebrities willing to put their careers on the line. Great going Chad for raising a brave and thinking young man. Your son didn’t all of a sudden acquire a conservative bent……it’s been a life long attitude in raising this kid.