April 8, 2013

"The interview was part of an ongoing roll-out of Chelsea Clinton’s public persona."

"Last week, the formerly camera-shy first daughter hosted several panels at the Clinton Global Initiative."

What? Her public persona wasn't rolled out before? This is some new re-roll-out. Is she going to go away again, hope that we forget, then re-re-roll out?

Remember how she was a TV journalist and failed and excused on the ground that she was "set up for a fall"?

81 comments:

phx said...

That's at least TWO posts you've gotten from a NYPost article that said "Some sources believe Chelsea was 'set up for a fall.'"

Yeah, that Chelsea really milked that.

Mitchell the Bat said...

I'd greatly admire her decision to do a TV show on the Food Network.

Nonapod said...

Irrelevant people are irrelevant.

Levi Starks said...

We're not allowed to talk about presidents daughters

Amartel said...

Profiles in Courage.

Next, a profile in Vogue. "American Royalty: Back to the Vomitorium."

YoungHegelian said...

I can understand, in theory at least, why Country Club Republicans would be comfortable with family political dynasties. "He's from a good family" and all that.

But why are the supposedly egalitarian Dems so comfortable with dynasties? That I find just weird.

Personally, I don't think we've had a political aristocracy worth shit since the end of WWII. Even then, they thought waaay too highly of themselves.

Sam L. said...

Care, I do not.

edutcher said...

Willie is going to have his third term no matter what it takes.

And, if it takes driving his only child into Betty Ford or an early grave, so be it.

Rabel said...

At least Chelsea won't have to worry about sexist remarks from Obama.

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AJ Lynch said...

Parade Magazine had a big cover story about Chelsea this weekend. I think it was titled "Lean In" which is also part of the book title written by Facebook's Sandberg's in which Sandberg tells womyn how to succeed like her.

Hagar said...

Chelsea Clinton seems to be a quite nice young matron and should stick to just that.

chickelit said...

A second generation Clinton would only be interesting to me if she publicly repudiated the worst of her parents. Since she's nominally Christian enough not to do that, I assume she's of no consequence--sort of like Carolyn Kennedy.

Really, why discuss her any further?

AJ Lynch said...

My favorite Chelsea quote from the Parade magazine story is:

"I’m grateful to live in a city, in a state, in a country where I strongly believe in the confidence and ethos of my direct elected representatives."

I wonder if she thought that when GW was president.

Trashhauler said...

What is she, like, 35 now?

Trashhauler said...

What is she, like, 35 now?

Inga said...

Sam L I am. I do not like green eggs and ham.

rhhardin said...

The Pope has a public parsona.

rhhardin said...

When can we say she was always ugly.

LBJ's daughters at least got a semi-beautiful designation.

Erika said...

I saw that big spread in Parade this weekend and skimmed a couple of paragraphs before skipping to the back in search of the puzzles and celebrity recipes. A bunch of boring craptrap about Global Success Initiatives and other self-important buzzwords. I believe I remarked to my husband, "Who gives a rip about Chelsea Clinton? Anyway, she needs to have a baby before her eggs wither away."

Lem said...

Chelsea Clinton's public persona?

Given her father's history with women... I'm more interested in her private persona ;)

EMD said...

I'd rather talk about Margaret Thatcher.

Alfred Lansing said...

She's like the Nancy Sinatra of politics. When you are terrible looking and talentless, there is very little the usual channels of nepotism can do for you.

Michael K said...

They omitted the adjective "justifiably" camera shy from the line.

Michael K said...

Remember when McCain got into trouble for quipping that she was the daughter of Hillary and Janet Reno ? That was back when he was a Republican and had a sense of humor.

EMD said...

Peter wants to know more about her pubic persona.

madAsHell said...

Hey, Chelsea!!

Who's your Daddy??

Nope, guess again.

AJ Lynch said...

Parade Magazine is a good example of a good, loyal, librul spewing publication and supports Insty's advice that some rich Rebubs should buy a few wide circulation magazines.

phx said...

When can we say she was always ugly.


You wingers. Always the high road.

AJ Lynch said...

Erika- I agree with you. I have zero interest in CGI- but do wonder what kind of big salary Chelsea is getting from that non-profit entity.

Lem said...
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ricpic said...

That's hysterical, Chelsea strongly believes in "the ethos" of New Yawk pols?

Robert Cook said...

She'll never make it.

madAsHell said...

Do you give up?

ricpic said...

Frank Jr. was the awful looking talentless one, not Nancy.

MadisonMan said...

Until she says she's gonna run against Chuck Schumer or Kirsten Gillibrand in the primary, I'll assume she's waiting until, as has happened for most of her life, something is handed to her on a silver platter.

ricpic said...

LBJ's semi-beautiful daughters were witchlike.

tiger said...

She is as relevant and not as 'important' as Caroline Kennedy:

Two women who are deemed 'important' not because of their accomplishments but because of their last names.

If Chelsea wasn't a Clinton no one would pay attention to her. She's done nothing of import on her own and most likely won't accomplish anything great (or mediocre for that matter) with her life.

As for going to a top-notch university?

Well as Bill Buckley said: He 'would rather be governed by the first 400 names in the Boston phone book than by the faculty of Harvard.'

creeley23 said...

What a depressing set of topics today -- good people dying or liberal dumb-nuttiness spreading.

Do even Democrats want to see Chelsea running for office before she's done anything?

edutcher said...

If we're dissing Chelsea's looks, actually, she looks like her mother before she had the work done, although you'd think those two could have found enough of other people's money to get her teeth fixed.

ricpic said...

Frank Jr. was the awful looking talentless one, not Nancy.

No, it was pretty much of a dead heat.

madAsHell said...

Hillary needed a sperm donor, and picked Web Hubbell?

Yeah....I want her in the Oval Office...cuz she makes such good decisions.

Carol said...

Remember when they tried to launch Caroline Kennedy? Up until that point, she had been so quiet and mysterious for so long, that I assumed she was intelligent and thoughtful.

Then, under public scrutiny she turned out to be stoopid. Couldn't even speak coherently.

Come to think of it, Chelsea's got to be a step up from that.

rehajm said...

Will she still be off limits for questions while she's campaigning?

damikesc said...

Her public persona seems to be "Really, really, really boring individual".

"Last week, the formerly camera-shy first daughter hosted several panels at the Clinton Global Initiative."

What the hell can she add to the event? "Have my daddy give me jobs far above my base level of competence" seems like poor advice to 99.9% of the population.

Rumpletweezer said...

Chelsea and her mother are both well-positioned for election to high public office. If nothing else, the 2008 election proved--once and for all--there is no requirement for previous accomplishment...so long as you're a Democrat.

Chuck66 said...

Carol....the MSM lapdogs said about Ms Kennedy: "It's in her DNA"...about her running for US Senate.

To which all of us on the right said "I wonder if getting drunk, driving off a bridge and killing someone is in her DNA". Or with the new stories about JKF..."I wonder if molesting an 18 year old subordinate is in her DNA".

mccullough said...

What panels did she host? Give me a break. At least W quit drinking. What has Chelsea ever done?

The Drill SGT said...

"Last week, the formerly camera-shy first daughter hosted several panels at the Clinton Global Initiative."

How can that be said with a straight face about somebody who attempted to be a Network News Journalist?

Herb said...

interesting when you compare to W's daughter who seems to be a very popular morning show contributer.

Amartel said...

How do you fail at being a talking head on tv? Just curious about how reading off the teleprompter and making small talk is difficult.

Amartel said...

Yeah, good point. Bushitlerchimpymchalliburton's kid, the one that was drunk in public once and went to UT not Yale, is a talking head on tv.

SeanF said...

AJ Lynch: My favorite Chelsea quote from the Parade magazine story is:

"I’m grateful to live in a city, in a state, in a country where I strongly believe in the confidence and ethos of my direct elected representatives."

I wonder if she thought that when GW was president.


The president is not a "direct elected representative," AJ. :)

Drago said...

Carol: "Remember when they tried to launch Caroline Kennedy?"

They had to since John Jr whacked himself along with his wife and his wife's sister.

Think about John Jr's wifes family: losing 2 daughters at once.

I'm old enough to remember when the Kennedy's killed their women 1 at a time........

Drago said...

Amartel: "How do you fail at being a talking head on tv?"

When the ratings falter enough that they cannot be glossed over (with the necessary caveats for Vanderbilts).

Sarah Davis said...

everything the clintons do is awful.

bpm4532 said...

She was a management consultant then bailed.

Then she was an investment banker/hedge funder then bailed.

Then she was going for a doctorate then bailed (though I'll bet Harvard, Stanford, or Yale will give her one on good intentions).

Then she was a journalist then bailed.

Now what? Does she step up to sexual harrassment like her dear old dad?

bpm4532 said...

At least Amy Carter left the stage.

gadfly said...

Gosh, Politico could have looked for a more flattering photo.

ampersand said...

I'll say it again, if Chelsea ever has a baby, chances are with her and her husbands DNA, the kid may turn into the greatest criminal mastermind the world has ever known.
BTW until she accomplishes anything shouldnt she be referred to as Mrs.Mezvinsky or at least Chelsea Rodham Mezvinsky.

chuck said...

Rollout:


1 The unveiling of a new aircraft or spacecraft:

2 Aeronautics the stage of an aircraft’s landing during which it travels along the runway while losing speed:


I'll go for #2.

AJ Lynch said...

Seanf:

You lawyers [?] always find the fine print. Heh.

Lem said...

Really, why discuss her any further?

Apparently Chelsea is a product of community property... or something.

Lem said...

All your Chelseas are belong to us.

Bruce Hayden said...

Why Dem family dynasties? Because when everyone is equal, some are much more equal. Egalitarian is for the masses. The leaders lead and the rest are expected to follow. We have seen the same sort of legacies and dynasties in the USSR, PRC, NORK, Venezuala, etc. part of the lie behind socialism.

I think in this country, things have gotten progressively worse, with the need for lots of money and thus donor access. Amazing number of politician kids get into the family business. Maybe one of the more egregious was the 2000 Presidential election, where the 3rd generation politician beat the 2nd generation one. And if that isn't bad enough, a 4th generation Bush is entering politics - but at least he has a couple things over Chelsea, e.g. good looks, Mexican Mother, law degree, etc.

Nomennovum said...

I saw Clinton in Hell's Kitchen and Chelsea was nearby.

wild chicken said...

They had to since John Jr whacked himself along with his wife and his wife's sister.,.

It's just that, I was naturally curious about Caroline, because it was part of my youth, the assassination and TV funeral and all. She was so quiet and out of the public eye, for so long, and the longer she stayed out, the more I assumed she was this deep, circumspect, deserving person. To be a Kennedy, but not in politics!

LOL @ me.

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BarrySanders20 said...

Rabel said:

"At least Chelsea won't have to worry about sexist remarks from Obama."

Your avatar makes that even more amusing. She looks like she just said something naughty. And we know she was a very naughty girl.



tiger said...

'wild chicken said...
They had to since John Jr whacked himself along with his wife and his wife's sister.,.

It's just that, I was naturally curious about Caroline, because it was part of my youth, the assassination and TV funeral and all. She was so quiet and out of the public eye, for so long, and the longer she stayed out, the more I assumed she was this deep, circumspect, deserving person. To be a Kennedy, but not in politics!

LOL @ me. '

Every notice how she looks more like Bobby than John?

AprilApple said...

The Clintons are media-made.

Big Mike said...

Oh, boy! Chelsea Clinton! Didn't she work with AIDS patients in Africa?

Oops. That would be Barbara Bush (Dubya's daughter).

Well Chelsea worked with disadvantaged kids in an inner city school, right?

Oops. That would be Jenna Bush Hager.

Well she never stooped so low as to be an investment banker ...

Oops again.

Well at least Chelsea has been successful at TV journalism, right?

Wrong, huh?

Can someone explain to me what she's running for and why?

Jeff Teal said...

you know I thought we got rid of the aristocraps.I guess some people just can't do without.

chrisnavin.com said...

Maybe it'll be like 'Double X' women's page.

They rolled it out, and then they rolled it back in.

It must be tough when your whole career depends upon peddling the women's freedom gambit along with current politics.

That bullshit is getting thick and deep.

St. George said...

Wasn't she going to be a brain surgeon? Or some sort of doctor?

What's Amy Carter up to? She's on the Board of Counselors at the Carter Center and previously earned an MFA from Tulane. Her son Hugo is 14. Good for her.

Michael Haz said...

Look at a photo of Webb Hubble's face and ask Ms. Clinton "Who's your daddy?"

Michael K said...

"Frank Jr. was the awful looking talentless one, not Nancy.

No, it was pretty much of a dead heat."

Frank Jr was the one who was kidnapped. Nancy had one good song.

kentuckyliz said...

Well played, Big Mike.

Chelsea is a hedge fund big money fatcat...you know, the ones we are supposed to want to crucify since 2008.

Somehow I don't think she's bright enough to have been in on the group that cooked up the tranche strategy.

She's the token at the office, and likely too good to get the coffee and donuts.

whoresoftheinternet said...

Well, being a talentless failure in life worked for Al Franken.

If you suck at everything but are famous and left-wing, why not try politics?

Enjoy the decline, sheeple!

Hyphenated American said...

I wonder why no one has quoted the most relevant....

“Politics is just show business for ugly people”

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Jason said...

Chelsea is the smartest, wisest, most qualified Democrat I've ever seen. I wish her much success.