Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Kate Upton, back to back Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl has a very powerful uncle. And we mean powerful figuratively and literally. Kate Upton uncle is Rep. Fred Upton, a Republican who according to the Daily Beast: “might get some flak for his niece’s provocative poses, but he’s in good company. From Teddy Roosevelt’s daughter Alice to Sarah Palin’s enfant terrible Bristol, more slightly scandalous political relatives…Upton, is the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and briefly became a conservative hate-figure after his effort to ban incandescent light bulbs in the name of energy efficiency became a cause célèbre on the right. Considering the recent frenzy over immodest dress among attendees at CPAC, the fact that his niece has been photographed in body paint might draw some ire. But should Representative Upton be plagued by his niece’s provocative poses, he’ll be in good company.” We told you “powerful” had double meaning when it comes to describing
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