This may come as a surprise to some, but Tucker Carlson is a huge ‘Deadhead’ — a fan of the rock band the Grateful Dead. If you know anything about the band, you know that its sound is rather unorthodox and usually encores other music genres like modal jazz, bluegrass, country, folk, blues, and even reggae. Probably not the music you’d expect a conservative Republican to groove to.
In a 2005 interview, Carlson admitted to having attended more than 50 of their concerts. Now that’s what we call a hardcore fan!
As one of the most outspoken conservatives on-air and an avid Trump supporter, Tucker Carlson does not really care about being politically correct, to say the least. While he gets ridiculed on a weekly basis it seems that he too has his share of criticism for the views of mainstream conservatism, referring to it as “insufficiently conservative.”
Carlson would like to believe that if more people in the media had his views it would "Make America Great Again".
Susan Carlson’s father, Rev. George E. Andrews, was the headmaster of St George’s school between the years of 1984 – 1989, he then became headmaster at the St. Andrew’s School until 2007 when he retired. In 2o06, Susan's father was accused of not having reported a teacher to the authorities for some allegations. An investigation that took place concluded that Andrews had actually fired him but was not aware of the extent of his assaults and therefore had not broken any laws under the Rhode Island state law.
Despite the controversy, old students of Rev. George E. Andrew, like Grant Dubler, had good memories of the former headmaster, "Rev. Andrews fused life into the school as no other headmaster has ever done," Dubler said. "He was someone you could look to like a wise, grandfatherly figure. But he could be fun, too. Like the time when, in shirt and tie, he jumped in the lake and swam across. For a second, we lost sight of him, then we saw his red socks bobbing up and down."
Carlson and his wife met at St George’s, where Susan's father was headmaster. While at St. Andrews, Carlson asked Rev. Andrews for his blessing to marry his daughter, six months before he graduated. The couple carried on dating after high school and college. He said at the time that she was the cutest 10th grader in America.
Even when it comes to romance Carlson is a traditional type of guy. It's not as common to ask for a man his girlfriend's father's permission to marry her. In the 21st century, women can choose who they want to marry, but the gesture was respectful and considering the time.
Views From the Left
Despite some of Carlson's extremely right-winged conservative views, there are some topics on which he actually sees eye-to-eye with liberals. He has been a long-time supporter of same-sex marriage, back when it was a very unpopular opinion, and way before it was law in the United States.
Even Tucker Carlson can see how absurd it is to tell two grown-ups who they should marry, and he does use his platform to share that message with his fellow conservatives. Bravo!