Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Obligatory “Chelsea Moment”

Chelsea Clinton is on the campaign trail for Mama. She got asked about the Monica thing. Not sure what the question was, but it doesn't matter. “Wow, you’re the first person actually that’s ever asked me that question in the, I don’t know maybe, 70 college campuses I’ve now been to, and I do not think that is any of your business.” Naturally, we believe her when she says it's the "first person." At least until the next video clip turns up.

Now, if Daddy were a private citizen in this context, she would be right. But Daddy was a public servant and on the job during the incident(s) in question. That makes it everybody's business. I should know, because I'm a public servant. if you're an American citizen reading this right now, that makes MY public conduct while on the job YOUR business.

And I'm not even elected. Do you think it applies any less to someone who is???

It would more appropriate to say, “The incident in question concerns a public official while performing the duties of their office. I was only a child at the time. The question therefore becomes a family matter, for which I choose not to comment publicly.” Meanwhile, all the brain-dead people in the crowd cheered her on -- perhaps not so much for her parents, as for the little girl caught in the middle.

Then again, Chelsea is a big girl now, and it's a whole new ball game. If Mama gets elected and manages to serve two terms in office, Chelsea would then be of age to run herself, and this wonderful dynasty over which everybody is so ga-ga, would continue until most Baby Boomers are dead. If this is in the family game plan, our little princess needs to learn how to lie better than her parents.

Who knows, we might actually get tired of making excuses for them by then. (h/t to Hot Air.)


matthew archbold said...

You're a public servant? Oh no. Now I'm really worried about the fate of our country. (I would insert the smiley face thing here but I'm taking a principal stand against them.)

David L Alexander said...

Being up this close, I can assure you, you should be.

Dymphna said...

I can't pick on Chelsea in this case. If someone asked me this question I would've told them to go to hell and ask for ice water.

David L Alexander said...


My point is that she had one of two ways she could have handled it, and she picked the wrong one. If Miss Clinton wants to lead a private life, she'll have to stop living a public one. She can't have it both ways. Nobody else does.