Chelsea Clinton: Lewinsky none 'of your business': The Swamp
 
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Posted March 25, 2008 5:05 PM
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Chelsea Clinton, 28, fielded a long-averted question at Butler University in Indianapolis today. (AP Photo / The Star, Charlie Nye)


by Mark Silva

The campaign trail is long, and rocky.

Chelsea Clinton, only child of the former president and senator from New York seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, was sure to confront this matter at some point:

Monica Lewinsky.

And the candidate's daughter was ready with a quick reply today in Indianapolis when asked if her mother's credibility had been injured by the sexual relationship that the former president had with the former White House intern, Lewinsky, in the White House.

"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,'' Chelsea Clinton replied, during a campaign stop for her mother in the state holding a primary election on May 6.

"And I do not think that is any of your business," Clinton said.

Clinton had called on a male questioner at the close of a question-and-answer session at Butler University. And her reply drew loud applause from the 200 or so people in the room.

After the applause, Clinton added: "And I also don't think that should be the last question."

She fielded one more, on global warming, and wrapped it up.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Your mother is trying to become the leader of the free world so it's all the nation's business. Welcome to the bigs, Chels.


"And I do not think that is any of your business," Clinton said.
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The right-wing mainstream media disagrees. And that includes the NY Times, Johnny-Boy.


I know I am a cynic and I do feel for the incredibly sheltered Chelsea - especailly after all those snipers in Bosnia shot at her, but .......

her mother has hurt her own credibility on her own many times over not to mention the time she planted a global warming question in the audience for which she had a prepared answer

I have little doubt these two questions at the end of this QA period were BOTH deliberately planted to draw attention away from two things;

1) the bosnia lies
2) the tax disclosures


p.s. to chelsea,

monica may not be everyone's business but your mom's lack of credibility CERTAINLY is

where are your mom's TAX returns ??

what else has your mom mis-spoken about ???

chelsea stop trying to be a distraction away from the truth about your mom

and yes, the question was planted

like mother like daughter


now about those tax forms

TAX FORMS

TAX FORMS


TAX FORMS

WHERE ARE THEY ????????


ANOTHER P.S. TO CHELSEA


YOU HAVE NOT TAKEN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS IN PUBLIC AT 70 DIFFERENT COLLEGES !!!

YOUR MOM HAS TAUGHT YOU WELL (ABOUT DECEPTION)

HOW ABOUT THOSE SNIPERS ??

HOW BOUT THOSE PLANTED QUESTIONS (ONE WAS PROVEN) ??

HOW ABOUT THE TAX FORMS ??

THE TAX FORMS ???

THE TAX FORMS ????


"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,'' Chelsea Clinton replied..."

The FIRST person to ask that question? She lies as readily as her parents do.

Must have forgotten some things while those fictional Bosnian snipers were shooting at her.


hillary - using your daughter to distract away from your lies about Bosnia and your failure to produce the tax records ?? wow !!!


shame on you hillary for using your daughter so shamelessly and selfishly

you are SO desperate


How on earth is Hillary's non-role in BC's infidelity any relfection on her credibility. Boy, if our standards for credibility now include trusting in one's spouse, our nation is in for a rocky ride.

Many things are our business. Monica Lewinsky's role in HRC's credibility is not one of them.

Boy, my daughter and I were at Butler last week. Too bad Chelsea wasn't there then.


hey! it may be none of our business but since neither your father or your mother can be trusted, we just want to dig in to check if you were conceived the old fashion way or via tube, which is more likely.

private lives of politicians IS OUR BUSINESS, just ask your mom;s two cheaters, your dad and supporter eliot spitzer


I don't care what Bill did with Monica. I never did. What did bother me and what I think is "My business" is how can the president look into the camera and lie, then ask people to believe him.

It casts a shadow across everything he and his "better half" say.


Suck it up sister, if questions like these can't be answered how can America trust the Clinton family. If you don't like answering real questions like that you shouldn't be out on the "trail."


"CHELSEA SPEAKS"

NEXT. NEXT. MONICA WHO.
MONICA GOODLING. WRONG ADMINSTRATION, WERE YOU REFERING TO WHY YOUR VOTE DIDN'T COUNT OR GET COUNTED.

WERE YOU MAKING REFERENCE TO VOTER SUPPRESSION, OR CAGING VOTES IN OHIO, ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, AND FLORIDA.

OH THAT MONICA, THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT!

"SAGGY BOTTOM NO BELT WEARING REPORTER WITH A VISA AND A CAMERA!

I HAVE TOO MUCH COOTH TO EVEN ANSWER SUCH A LAME GAME BLAME PLAME QUESTION!

NEXT QUESTION.


Now, let's talk about the media and a "free pass." I think the Obama camp has been quite decent to NOT mention the clinton-era scandals. But why won't FOX run those stories? Oh that's right, Hillary is more electable, until she becomes the nominee.


I have little doubt these two questions at the end of this QA period were BOTH deliberately planted to draw attention away from two things;

1) the bosnia lies
2) the tax disclosures


NOTE TO CHELSEA


YOU HAVE NOT TAKEN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS IN PUBLIC AT 70 DIFFERENT COLLEGES !!!

YOUR MOM HAS TAUGHT YOU WELL (ABOUT DECEPTION)

HOW ABOUT THOSE SNIPERS ??

HOW BOUT THOSE PLANTED QUESTIONS (AT LEAST ONE WAS PROVEN - ALSO ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING) ??

HOW ABOUT THE TAX FORMS ??

THE TAX FORMS ???

THE TAX FORMS ????


monica may not be everyone's business but your mom's lack of credibility CERTAINLY is

where are your mom's TAX returns ??

what else has your mom mis-spoken about ???


Wow, I can hardly believe the vitriol directed at this young woman, and I notice most of it comes from men or people hiding behind tag lines who don't have the courage to post their names with their vitriol.

If every woman in this country who'd had a philandering husband or boyfriend was by definition without credibility, there would be few of us left standing.

Hillary Clinton got up every day during her tenure as first lady and carried on with her work for this country while managing to keep her family intact. I dare everyone of you out there to do the same with as much courage and grace as she showed.

Good for you Chelsea for setting an appropriate boundary regarding the past. I applaud your choice to work for your mother in this campaign and think you're doing a great job!!

Sincerely, Erica Leigh, M.D.


The Clintons will answer all these questions now or during a real debate when it counts. Avoiding a very difficult question only leads us to think what are they really hiding?


Chelsea, it is our business. How dare you speak to us that way.

Your mother picked her husband, as others have said. Your father picked Monica Lewinsky, over Osama Bin Laden. He chose to stain a blue dress rather than protect the United States of America.

Further, Reverend Jeremiah Wright came to your father's aid because of MONICA LEWINSKY. Remember the photo of Rev. Wright and your father? That dinner occurred at all because your father lied to this country. Your father lied, Chelsea.

And your mother is lying about Bosnia as well.

Get a grip. And tell her to pull out.


Well, there they are, the hyprocritical small minds, disparaging not only the father and the mother of the child, but also the offspring. "Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone."

So what - Clinton consorted with Monica and Hillary stood by him. I say "Good for her!" Why don't some of you try to be adults and give Bill Clinton a break. When he left office, our country had a 230 billion dollar surplus which GWB/Cheney destroyed within months with their bogus "War on Terrorism" , which really ended up being a war on the American people and the Constitution.

Grow up and try to grasp those issues that are important from those of "senstionalism" created by and for small minds who are always waiting for gutter news because they have no life.

Good for you Chelsea. You turned out to be a fine young lady. Kudos to your parents! People are just jealous because more than likely their offsprings are high on meth or brain dead.


THAT A GIRL!! STAND STRONG!
I'VE NEVER BEEN PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN BEFORE! ANSWER THAT OBOMA FANS! ANSWER REZKO 50 N0 160 NO 250,000 REZKO DOLLARS. I DID FIVE HOURS OF WORK FOR HIM! ANSWER THAT KOOL-AID DRINKERS. GOD DAMN AMERICA OBOMABOTS. MALCOLM X HOODWINKERS YOU'VE BEEN BAMBOOZLED. LED ASTRAY. THE RACE CARD PLAYING MESSIAH HAS BAMBOOZLED YOU! HE HAS GIVEN YOU ALL THE OLD OKEY DOKE. WHY DID HE GIVE THAT ANTI WAR SPEECH. REZKO, AUCHI, ALSAMARRIE WANTED HIM TO.THEY NEEDED TO PROTECT THEIR CASH COW "OIL FOR FOOD PROGRAM". UNITER MY BUTT. 92% OF THE BLACK VOTE UNITED WHO AND FOR WHAT? STOP DRINKING THE KOOL-AID AND READ IF YOU CAN THE FACTS. THEY ARE HARD TO FIND GIVEN THE MEDIAS LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE CONCEPT OF A BLACK MAN BEING PRESIDENT. NO MATTER WHO THAT BLACK MAN IS SEEMS TO BE INCEDENTAL. XTRA POINTS TO GET INTO SCHOOL IF YOUR BLACK AND EXTRA SURER DELEGATES TOO!


Wow, I can hardly believe the vitriol directed at this young woman, and I notice most of it comes from men or people hiding behind tag lines who don't have the courage to post their names with their vitriol.
Posted by: Erica Leigh
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Clinton hatred is something else, isn't it? Just what crime is it that they committed? How many people died because of it? How many people lost their jobs or homes because Bill had an affair? How is it so many, even Democrats, have forgotten the peace and prosperity we enjoyed in the '90s?
I know racism, xenophobia, and intolerance are still going strong in this country, but I never thought that misogyny would trump them all.


Kravitz, I think you mean Jesse Jackson and not Jeremiah Wright. Both are pretty sleazy, so I can understand the confusion.


Oh....I'm sorry....I was looking for the grown-up blogs.


Posted by: nel | March 25, 2008 5:47 PM

No we can just ask the guy who replaced spritzer. The guy the media was falling in love with. The first black in that position. Who Republicans were so eager to work with, and move forward. He'd bring everyone together. Make a symbolic gesture and fire the Police head who Spitzer used investigate his Republican rivals.

Subliminally drawing a comparison to the other black man--obama....until

Mr. Right who replaced Mr Wrong revealed he's cheated on his wife (one day), and the not just one (on another day), used to use coke(yet another day), and recently spent his time in the same hotels as his lover on trips as recent as recent(today).

I'll add if there is so much on Hillary then feeding the publics fixation with the blue stain dress is not important. She stopped it dead in the track, then switched to an issue. Rehearsed answers or not.

For those of you who think sexism is dead- I wish you all had the chance to see yourselves.

What else would go the heart of a candidates credibility then her husband's sexual escapades. Not only does the woman die a certain death in the betrayal. But she should also die a public death. Her forgiveness attributed to needing security, not compassion. He choice left for ridicule and public scrutiny. Yeah her husbands mistress goes straight to her credibility. It's being asked as if she retired from politics after he left the WH. I mean it is such a credibility issue that it has prevented her from seeking any upper level public office.


Is it not funny and sad that people who call themselves Americans go after this daughter of an American president, yet stand by as the current President refuses to answer ANY questions regarding the countless crimes against the American people that he and his Administration have committed. From Rove to Libby , Rumsfeld to Rice, we are witnessing the most corrupt administration in modern history. Real Americans want answers from these traitors, not Chelsea.


Is it not funny and sad that people who call themselves Americans go after this daughter of an American president, yet stand by as the current President refuses to answer ANY questions regarding the countless crimes against the American people that he and his Administration have committed. From Rove to Libby , Rumsfeld to Rice, we are witnessing the most corrupt administration in modern history. Real Americans want answers from these traitors, not Chelsea.


Excellent answer!!


Of course it is our business, the last time I checked Hillary was running for President of the United States, a VERY PUBLIC position AND her comments regarding her husband's infidelity were quite accusatory towards the "right wing conspirators"....by the way did she ever apologize for that comment?


Of course it is our business, the last time I checked Hillary was running for President of the United States, a VERY PUBLIC position AND her comments regarding her husband's infidelity were quite accusatory towards the "right wing conspirators"....by the way did she ever apologize for that comment?


Dear Dr. Leigh,

I have nothing against Chelsea. I never did. Once upon a time, I had nothing against the Clintons at all.

But as an M.D, I am trained to be an objective observer and I have watched the Clinton's behaviors and actions very carefully.

Now the rest of America is seeing in Hillary (and Bill) what only an independent and informed observer could objectively see before.

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER ; This was a staged question.

Nobody used Monica to embarass Chelsea.

Hillary used Chelsea to fool people like you.

WHY ?

So they could play their victim card again and take attention away from the "mis-spoken" sniper lie/gaffe as well as Hillary's failure to be forthcoming about the family's finances. It is a "Wag the Dog" maneuver pure and simple. (Do you really think Hillary would have admitted that she "mis-spoke" if it had been her word against a CBS reporter without the video ??)

I will admit the Clintons play the game well. After all, you seem extremely intelligent and yet they fooled you.

I'll admit some of my humour is less than objective - it is often laced with sarcasm to drive home a point. But my points are accurate.

I am no sexist (like a lot of Hillary supporters have practically admitted to being). I have two daughters and have voted for females many times - democratic female candidates and republican female candidates - and done so as a voter who is literally registered as an independent. I give the best possible care I care to males and females alike.

Though I am neither a sexism expert nor a politician, I know a whole lot about human behavior and enough about media manipulation.

I love my country and served in the USAF.

I cannot stand idly by and let people like the Clintons make a mockery out of truth in our country and make a fulcrum out of divisiveness in our country just to make an idol out of their own needs for power - and harm our country in so doing.

Before you assume that Chelsea is so innocent (I admit she is a lovely and smart lady). But first think about her words;

70 colleges ??

For all I know she has visited 1000 colleges but this is one of the very few times I know of where she took questions from the audience in an extemporaneous format.

Yet she tries to make it sound like she has done this 70 times.

Look at those posters in the crowd.

The audience was well chosen.

The Clinton campaign would have been neglectful to have not chosen the audience.

The P.R. department of Butler would have been negligent not to have chosen the audience.

I'm not saying Chelsea knew for sure the question was coming today - but someone sure did.

Chelsea's Q and A was contrived to build sympathy for a campaign that does not deserve sympathy.

Do you not know what Hillary had been doing to Obama ?

Do you not know about the planted question in IOWA ?

Can you give a logical reason why Hillary will not release her tax records before the Pennsylvania primaries as Obama has already done other than she wants and needs to hide some liability as long as possible ?

Hillary has to keep attention off of her gaffe and the tax records to get attention back on Rev. Wright (to keep the race card in play).

Even if I am wrong and the question wasn't planted (like in IOWA), Chelsea's answer was somewhat misleading and manipulative to say the least.

And even if we can forgive Chelsea for being manipulative on behalf of her mom, can we condone the things Hillary has done and tried to do to Obama recently (even when her mathematical chances of passing him in earned votes and delegates is so incredibly low) ???

take care


from an independent M.D.

(P.S. I recommend everyone rent and watch "wag the dog" - it's funny and thought provoking)


Every one of these comments, save for two, are gross, rude and beneath the dignity of a human being. Since you all seem to represent Sen. Obama and his team, I have to assume that he sanctions and approves this behavior. Hence, I will feel very comfortable voting for McCain even though I am a Democrat.


Of course it is our business, the last time I checked Hillary was running for president of the U.S., a VERY PUBLIC position and her comments were very accusatory ...by the way did she ever apologize to the "right wing conspirators"?


while we are correcting the record , "the truth" , your hero, bill c. was only able to correct the budget for one year and that was after the congress (who controls spending) was given a majority of republicans in both houses for the first time in 40 years - after democratic congresses had failed to balance a single budget for over 30 years

that's the truth - deal with it

but you are absolutely right about bush/cheney squandering our tax money BIG time

from little t - tom the independent

p.s. Bush isn't running for anything this year

a Clinton is

most of the Clinton record IS fair game - good AND bad


Well, Chelsea, it is our business since it happen in the oval office and it wasn't your mother. Plus the guy didn't ask about the affair but the question was about credibility of the affair. And I also think that your parents would have been totally livid had you been the 21-year old Monica Lewinsky that the President of the US directed his sexually desires. Just think how this woman is still wearing the scarlet letter and your father is enjoying a new life post the affair.


It's sad that we know about everyones' private lives, but we have no idea how to keep our homes, get health care, hold jobs, feed our families, and feel "Proud to be an American." It will take a miracle to fix all that is wrong in this country. I don't think that everything is everyones' business. Way to go Chelsea!!!


What is all this vitriol directed at Chelsea Clinton?
She's a good daughter who supports her mother AND her father, the question was out of bounds and was asked just to see her reaction. Shame on the jerk who asked it. All the people slinging the hate at Chelsea obviously don't know what it is to be a member of a loving family and to support and defend a member if necessary. Dump your comments on Hillary if you must but leave the kid alone.


Posted by: M.D. named tom - the independent | March 25, 2008 7:16 PM

tom I hope you retired from practice. did clinton stiff you with the "bill?" you have watched the clintons so close you've become paranoid. what happened to your promise to stay out it? that's rhetorical.

if you know so much about manipulation, then how are we to know you aren't using it to your advantage? again rhetorical.

try not throw around your "expertise." we see right through it.


Questions about Monica are off limits but what Obama's pastor may or may not have said is fair game?!?!


The Clinton's are LIAR'S and HYPOCRITES!


This is what happens when you (Hillary) get so far behind and desperate that you'll say just about anything to win an election:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It6JN7ALF7Y


while we are correcting the record , "the truth" , your hero, bill c. was only able to correct the budget for one year and that was after the congress (who controls spending) was given a majority of republicans in both houses for the first time in 40 years - after democratic congresses had failed to balance a single budget for over 30 years

that's the truth - deal with it

Posted by: the truth about the truth | March 25, 2008 7:26 PM

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You are ill-informed "bogus truth sayer". First of all, it takes quite a Comander in Chief (Bill Clinton) to deal with a Congress dominated by the opposite party (the Republicans) to get his programs passed. Second, the veto power of the President can determine the outcome of any bill unless it is over-turned by Congress. For your informtion, Bill Clinton vetoed a total of 37 bills from that Republican Congress and only 2 were overturned. And finally, ill-informed person, there is this statistic:

"Poverty Reduction21
Poverty statistics are telling indicators of the country's economic health. The number of Americans below the poverty line fell 2.29 percent annually in the Clinton years, but has since gone up 4.33 percent annually in the Bush years."*

Finally, Clinton left office with a 65% approval rating, the highest for any American President.

Try dealing with the truth; it's so much better for the soul!

*http://www.ppionline.org/ppi_ci.cfm?knlgAreaID=127&subsecid=177&contentid=252964


everyone who has posted on this thread prior to this post is an idiot. get hobbies you bunch of blowhards.


Your mother is trying to become the leader of the free world so it's all the nation's business. Welcome to the bigs, Chels.

Posted by: Jeff | March 25, 2008 5:17 PM

Jeff with all due respect in France they would have given him a medal. I think the McCain story is of more importance and more troublesome. Don't ya think??? Welcome to the bigs!!!


Chelsea is very competent and can answer questions about issues and solutions. The question was inappropriate, and why was it directed to the daughter about a personal matter over 10 years ago? Let's look at the present, specifically, Obama on Larry King on Sunday, March 23rd. Obama said he had only known Rev. Wright for 14-15 years, (even though the Reverend married the Obama's in 1992); and he said he was not in church when the Rev. made the remarks, otherwise he would have said something to him.

Once you lie, it's hard to keep track of the lies. On Larry King Obama was not in church, in his Racial Unity speech he was in church, two to three days prior to the speech, he was not in church.

Why hasn't anyone said anything? In today's headlines, they question Hillary about an incident that happened over 10 years. She is quoted as having 'misspoken'.

Hillary is a fighter with the experience and capability. Hillary for President.


LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT

"THE TRUTH" ATTACKS HIS CRITIC ABOVE AS BEING "BOGUS" BUT FAILS TO POINT OUT EVEN ONE FACT THAT HIS CRITIC GOT WRONG

AND

AN ANTI-HILLARY COMMENT IS DEEMED "PARANOID" BECAUSE IT'S WRITER CLAIMS TO SEE THROUGH THE CLINTONS WHILE THE ONE WHO IS MAKING THE "PARANOID" ACCUSATION CLAIMS HE CAN SEE "RIGHT THROUGH" THAT WRITER'S INTENTIONS

ATTACK THE ATTACKER

AND

DOUBLE-STANDARD OXYMORONS

SOUNDS LIKE WE HAVE SOMEONE POSTING HERE WITH "TRUE" CLINTON DNA IN THEIR SYSTEM


OR MAYBE JUST ....


A WANNABEE COPYCAT (YUP, THAT'S IT)


Chelsea,

It's fair comment. It does go to your parents' credibility and to their scandal-ridden administration.

You are campaigning for your mother.

It's clear the issue's here.

Get used to it.


Chelsea, you sure will get my vote if you ever run for president. Your mother is really a fighter but you seems even better than her. I am so proud of you.


while we are correcting the record , "the truth" , your hero, bill c. was only able to correct the budget for one year and that was after the congress (who controls spending) was given a majority of republicans in both houses for the first time in 40 years - after democratic congresses had failed to balance a single budget for over 30 years
Posted by: the truth about the truth
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Looks like you're going to have to change your name, because that wasn't even close to the truth.
A lot of the prosperity of the Clinton years can be attributed to consumer confidence. The economy started to rebound even before he took office because America knew we were escaping from the voodoo economics that led to the first Reagan/Bush recession. The economy then took off like a rocket when Congress passed Clinton's economic plan of 1993. Not a single repub voted for it. They all said it would destroy the economy. They were proven wrong, big-time.
As for the republican Congress you claim was responsible for the good-times and balanced budget, what happened? We still had a republican Congress for six years after Bill left, but the economy sank like a rock, and it's still sinking. A repub Congress and a repub Prez, so why a new Bush recession?


Chelsea in 2016

She is now sooooo vetted!!! and ready to lead on day one!!!

Way to duck the snipers in Bosnia!


ONE WAY OR ANOTHER ; This was a staged question.
from an independent M.D.
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Prove it, Doc, or put it next to your prostate.


Chelsea--the right answer is that you don't think about your parents and their sex lives and wonder why other people seem so concerned. (And then, the zinger)
And for those who feel my father lied about his definitions of 'sex' and 'is'--I like Bill Maher's praise about the genius of stopping dead in its tracks the Repug's efforts to subvert real elections. See, this was before they knew they'd have the blessing of Supreme Court Justices with family members working for the Bush Campaign.
If that doesn't shut them up, if they say something about Bosnia--tell them that your mom is working so hard for the American people in this stupid, extended campaign season of tithing til you bleed to the corporate media companies that she sometimes speaks about nightmares she hadn't actually needed to experience. I can imagine a scenario where she'd probably been told they'd be running, or maybe she just worried about it. and then, with the lack of sleep and disorientation Obama is avoiding while on vacation (someplace warm), hadn't gathered her thoughts enough.
It happens.
haven't we all been corrected by a family member or friend when we were babbling wrongly about our memory about some event?
It happens.
It's not an issue.
Hilary has released way more material, been vetted in far more reputale a manner than Barack or McCain for that matter. Let it go, baby!


No, I don't see the McCain story being of much more importance. What Frank James doesn't report is that McCain was making that statement in response to Hillary's comments that their should be a government bail-out of housing companies.

Good luck with your new life in France, Logic Prisoner. I hope they give you a medal for living and voting there.


She should have snapped at him in a z formation after she said that. Go Girl!!!


Way to go Chelsea!!! That was a loaded and irrelevant question and you fielded it beautifully!!! After all, it's not your father running for the presidency, but your mother, and Monical Lewinsky, that insignificant bleak on the national horizon, has nothing to do with her aspirations!!!


Bill Clinton committed perjury, which is a violation of the law. Hillary defended him, blaming it on a vast right-wing conspiracy. It shows that her judgement may not be as pristine as she wants us to think.

The questioner did not ask for gory details, but if Hillary's CREDIBILITY was damaged. A legitimate quesiton, and it IS our business.

If Hillary doesn't want to answer these questions, don't run for office. Seriously, if she goes to a private life, she never has to answer these questions again.

But if she wants to be President, she does have to answer them.


Barring the fact of stealing money from the public, Mr Clinton is no better than Mr. Kwame Kilpatrick,the Detroit mayor who is, even as we speak,is calling himself "not guilty" of the charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. This is hitting home to me like never before, because,living in Detroit I see the toxic precident that Mr. Clinton set when he got away with lying during sworn testimony, and denying a woman her day in court. Ms Cinton aided and abetted her husband every step of that demonic way. The question asked of Ms. Clinton's daughter was/is every bit of our business, and her very, very rude response to it speaks volumes for the typical Clinton arrogance.


Chelsea missed a great opportunity to portray her mother, father and herself in a dignified manner by answering the question with honestly, intelligence and grace.


The question itself was stupid and definitely a non sequitur. It made about as much sense as if the Butler kid would have asked if "her mother's ability to drive a car had been injured by the sexual relationship that the former president had ...".
The Obamaniacs are a real hoot on this blog. They get their skivvies all knotted up when Barak is criticized for not challenging Pastor Disaster, yet they wonder about Hillary's credibility because of her philandering husband.


Good for Chelsea Clinton. The moron who asked that question was out of line. There are PLENTY of valid topics and how the Monica Lewinsky scandal impacts Hillary's credibility is not even a valid question. Its sensational and meant to inflame.


Who cares about Lewinski...that's old news. It wasn't our business then, or now. I have never met a man that could pass up a blow, get over it. You folks, with your vitriolic comments should look out....someone might throw a stone through your glass house. How about sticking to the issues, like the WAR and the fact that we are BROKE because corrupt politicians put our money in their pockets, instead of this pathetic gotcha-blog crap.

FLAME ON HYPOCRITES.


Re: Question from College Student to Chelsea about Monica

Chelsea,

It's fair comment. It does go to your parents' credibility and to their scandal-ridden administration.

You are campaigning for your mother.

It's clear the issue's finally here.

Get used to it.


The Obama loyalists wonder why HRC supporters won't vote for him.


Well folks, if it is goign to be team Clinton out there campaigning, then it should be team Clinton answering all the questions. I'm sure Michelle is being asked about Wright.


At least she didn't cry!!! And anyone that refers to her as a little girl forgets that she is a 28? year old woman that is on the trail. I don't think 28 year olds need sheltering anymore.


I don't think it was appropriate to ask Chelsea a question about her father's extra-marital activities; that question should've been directed to her mother instead. However, that response did not help Hillary. It was a snotty, childish response. Children are a reflection of their parents. I always thought she was more poised and intelligent than that. I was wrong. She should have been more diplomatic. She still could have avoided it by saying something like, "Sorry, I am not comfortable with that question." Instead, she came off as arrogant, dismissive, and mean--again, a reflection of her parents--this is how many people see Hillary.


Oh, Chelsea, it was our business years ago as your father dragged this country through the aftermath of his little affair. His lies, "I did not have sex with that woman" to the reality of the stain on the blue dress. Had your father been a school superintendant caught having sex with his 21 year old secretary, he would have been fired or forced to resign. Your father did not get fired or resign, but became an 'elder statesman' making a great deal of money - he came came out on top (no pun intended) teaching America that you can be morally corrupt in the highest office in the land. What message does that send to our children, Chelsea? It IS our business, and should continue to be our business. And while you are at it, tell us about your trip to Bosnia, with your mother, everything in politics can not be brushed away with 'it's none of your business', or 'I misspoke'. Videotape does not lie.


It is petty to bring up something that is old and painful for everyone, including the Clintons. It is old news! Focus on the new news like the Wright's scandal!


Posted by: thinktank | March 25, 2008 09:55 PM

Allow me to straighten you out.

One,

"AN ANTI-HILLARY COMMENT IS DEEMED "PARANOID" BECAUSE IT'S WRITER CLAIMS TO SEE THROUGH THE CLINTONS WHILE THE ONE WHO IS MAKING THE "PARANOID" ACCUSATION CLAIMS HE CAN SEE "RIGHT THROUGH" THAT WRITER'S INTENTIONS"

you left out
....BECAUSE he posts this stuff on a regular basis including his intentions.

Two,
Based on content and the frantic nature of each. These are all toms. He even manages to talk in third person about himself in his defense in caps lock. I know. I'm with the FBI. I'm trained to be objective.

Posted by: hillary hurts her won credibilty without monica's help | March 25, 2008 5:24 PM

Posted by: hillary hurts her won credibilty without monica's help | March 25, 2008 5:29 PM

Posted by: hillary is getting desperate | March 25, 2008 5:36 PM

Posted by: hillary hurts her OWN credibilty without monica's help | March 25, 2008 6:09 PM

Posted by: M.D. named tom - the independent | March 25, 2008 7:16 PM

Posted by: the truth about the truth | March 25, 2008 7:26 PM

Posted by: thinktank | March 25, 2008 09:55 PM

Next time, learn to read. If tom said he'd stop and came back, if he's throwing around his authority "expertise" to imply he's infallible (know method of manipulation), if he's making claim to plants without any evidence of such here without more than his evident obsession driven "hunch," then yes I think paranoia fits.

tom make-a-mountain-out-a-mole hill might also want to work on his reasoning skills. She travels with her mom. I'm sure at every event people come up to her and chit chat, ask a question. So maybe no one actually came up to her an said anything. I mean that is a possibility. It's not like anyone would have the galls to bring up a mistress and her mother face to face to kid, no matter how old. They'd get a cold shoulder.

I don't know. I don't care enough about the menial like tom whose purpose in life is everything menial about the Clinton's. He puts John D to shame.


Barrack supporter. Kudos Chelsea. Soldiers dying, economy sucks, jobs offshore. The fact that her mom did the christain thing. Is none of your business! Glass houses people!


Barrack supporter. Kudos Chelsea. Soldiers dying, economy sucks, jobs offshore. The fact that her mom did the christain thing. Is none of your business! Glass houses people!


Everyone of you who thinks we are entitled to see Clinton's taxes makes me sick. IS THAT REALLLY THE POINT?!! When she was forced to show all of the notes of her schedlue when she was first lady, the media claimed they just wanted to see how many countires she had been do, and how important her role was as first lady. Then when they finally got the notes, all they really wanted to see is if Hillary Clinton was home in the White House when Bill Clinton was fooling around with Monica Lewinsky!! THAT IS SO PATHETIC.
You are digging pretty far back in the past and bringing up old news acting like it is new news. I SUGGEST YOU PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO ALL THE BRAND NEW DISCOVERIES SURROUNDING BARACK OBAMA EACH DAY.


It was an appropriate answer to a completely irrelevant question.

I am not a fan of any of the candidates, but move on, people! There's a never-ending war, a sinking economy, a weakening dollar, a healthcare crisis, global warming, energy crisis.... and this is the best question someone can come up with?


I think everyone's sex life is private. I don't know why you all think it is a topic of discussion. Do you all go to work and talk about what you did in the bedroom the night before or who you cheated on your spouse/girlfriend or boyfriend with??? Explain to me just why should sex be a political topic?

And leave Chelsey alone. She and her mother are not the ones who "cheated".


In general, I would agree with Ms Clinton about the private nature of an affair.

But her father's affair was anything but private.

I wish it had been so that we all didn't have to hear about it for months.

Still, it takes a pretty rude person to ask such a question in public.


Just shows that entitlement runs through the family. No, it wasn't anybody's business because they are already done making up their lies about that topic. PLEASE, please, please, let's not elect this FAMILY.


Here's a real story about an anti war candidate who has voted exactly like Hilary re; the swar and who lied about the 'speech' he made against it.
years too late to affect his rise to the senate.
years too late to stop his run for president
months too late to keep john edwards in the running:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=88988093


Jeff,
Let me see if I understand you. Knowing about Jack Ryan's and Blair Hull's divorce is not our business, but Clinton's extra-marital affair with Monica is? That is why you are the King of Double Standards Jeff.


Chelsea Clinton gave the response that her father should have given when the issue first came up. He would have avoided a lot of problems if he had.

I voted for Obama in the primary but I respect Hillary's handling of that problem. And it isn't any of my business either.


I am surprised by the far right responses of many of these comments. Chelsea is a young woman who must have been devestated by the situation with Monica. Why can we have respect for the "child" in this situation? Yes, she is now an adult but why pull out this highly painful subject? Ask Hillary!


I love how the press twists the truth.

The student at Butler University who asked the question is a self-proclaimed Hillary supporter who works on the school's newspaper.

What he actually asked Chelsea was for her opinion "on the criticism of her mother [and] how ... [her handling] of the Lewinsky scandal might be a sign of weakness" and how "she might not be a strong enough candidate to be president" as a result.

Recall that Hillary said allegations about her husband and the White House intern were manufactured by a "vast right-wing conspiracy" before the truth came out!

See how some of these so-called, main stream news agencies have spun the facts. Chelsea was obviously coached and ready to answer this question. Unfortunately, her response doesn't match up with the question, which has been spun by the press to sound like an insult.


I'm sure many had said and thought this, but what difference does it make? The actions by her husband do not hurt HER Credibility. And his sexual conduct has nothing to do with running the country. Afterall, I think I would rather go back to that time then lived through this mess Bush has made...


Chelsea's response doesn't even make logical sense. She was not being asked about specific details of the affair, which everyone already KNOWS anyway. She was being asked about Hillary's credibility. Credibility is not a private matter. In fact it is, by definition, defined by how others perceive you.


To ask that question in that scenario is undeniably rude. However, the larger question at hand is perfectly legit. No - Chelsea shouldn't have to answer for her father's disgusting behaviour, nor for her mother's idiot blind support of her repeatedly cheating husband. But on the other hand, she should know full well that if she's going to go out on the road like this, these questions can arise, and her curt answer was obviously under prepared. Just more proof that the Clinton campaign machine is truly broken, is far from fixable, and should close up shop sooner rather than later to save the Dems chances in the fall...


Jackson, Bill Clinton's affair was during his presidency and in the people's home -- the White House.
Big difference than the divorce of Jack Ryan or Blair Hull. They were private citizens when their divorces occurred. Only if there were abuses in those relationships should the voters be made aware. In the case of Jack Ryan I do believe it was none of our business that he wanted to have sex with his wife -- whether she was being truthful about him wanting sex in sex clubs or not. And, according to the divorce papers, Jack Ryan never forced himself on his wife, Jeri Ryan. She said no to sex clubs, end of story.
Bill Clinton abused his powers as an attorney general, governor and president. That is why his affairs should be public and the public's concern.


The Clintons should go on the road as a magic/comedy act! They have pulled a Houdini, again. That question to Cheesee was sooo a "plant". She didn't look shocked or uncomfortable at all. She was so ready with that canned, rehearsed answer. The idea was to show her as a strong woman. Again, American women get hoodwinked and bs'd. As reserved as Cheesee is suppose to be, she probably would have said something like... "I would rather not answer that" or something like that. The female voters are so gullible! Hillary has become a joke. She can't misspeak about being in the line of fire. It's something that is vivid and you will NEVER forget. Anyone who has been robbed at gunpoint can tell you that it is traumatic. Yet, Hilly goes under sniper attack and she tells it as if she's talking about changing her undies; So a-matter-of-factly. She goes into sniper zone without being suited up? All she was told was to duck? She said there was no "Greet". First thing waiting for her was the "Greet"! Cheesee has truly become "Her Mother's Daughter"! Hilly has pimped Cheesee. It is Strange (Evan) that all of a sudden Cheesee gets so bold in her answers. Get to the issues, alas! These Clintons are Liars. Snakes. Phony.


4000 dead military men & women, 1000's losing their homes for mortgages, gas prices sky-rocket AND all we worry about is Monica. GWB has done nothing in the last 8 years. The country is breaking. Obama is on a tirade of race. IS race truly the main issue in this country? He's jumped on the band-wagon to draw votes-nothing more.


I could care less about the "scandal". But what is clear is that Hillary did not stay with Bill for the sake of her family, she did if for political reasons. Hillary weighed her chances of becoming a senator or presidential candidate if she had left Bill and decided that Bill was actually a political asset to her and divorce would be a liability. What Hillary did not count on is that her need to become president would over rule her judgment and make her tell lies to make herself seem important and the answer to America's problems. Chelsea did what she was supposed to do as the candidates' daughter, but it is the way she does what she does unfortunately makes her just like her mother.


You tell them Chelsea.

That was an excellent answer and all those that think differently are those that are either voting for Obama or McCain.
No matter what is said Hillary will get no break and they will twist anything possible. So for you Clinton haters, go take a long walk off a short pier.


A lot of you posters who have such vitriol for Chelsea (as a surrogate for her mother and her father) are just like the 60's anti-vietnam radicals who said they loved humanity but saw people as symbols rather than as individuals. People are not symbols. Chelsea is not her mother. Or her father. And certain topics, such as Monica Lewinsky are so old and tired that it's smart for Chelsea to shut them down. Prurience does not need to be encouraged. Those who judge Hillary and Chelsea based on their supposed reactions to Bill's conduct are just peeping Toms who get off on seeing and judging private lives.


Chelsea: A better questions would be: How do you feel knowing that both your parents have lied to you and the nation? Maybe because you are their daughter you can forgive, but I'm not and I won't.


Bill Clinton abused his powers as an attorney general, governor and president. That is why his affairs should be public and the public's concern.

Posted by: John D | March 26, 2008 9:52 AM


Sorry Johnny D, I'd rather fix Social Security and healtcare rather than talk about whether the President likes to be on top or bottom in the Lincoln Bedroom. What 2 consenting adults do behind closed doors is their busines, not yours, not mine, no matter what title or position they hold. Sorry if I hurt your perverted feelings.


Chelsea is absolutely correct -- none of our business. And, was anyone SURPRISED that he lied about it? I mean, he was on TV at the time! How many cheating husbands get to deal with it on an international level? Any of you who've posted -- and who have ever cheated -- care to answer that one HONESTLY? I doubt it.

Instead, Chelsea Clinton is out front doing this work, while most of the people writing snarky comments on blogs remain completely anonymous.

BTW, I am not a Clinton fan. Hillary's got her own problems, and they extend far beyond Bill and Monica.


This may be the dumbest blog ever!

It seems there are more important issues to deal with in America 2008.


You go girl. Great answer.

When are parents infidilities childrens responsibility? You need lot of Indiana evangilical training to ask such questions.


I see that the skank doesn't fall very far from the tree.


Chelsea - The President of the US lying under oath, his wife's lying about other issues (Whitewater, etc., etc.) are everybody's business insofar as they impact on their credibility. "None of your business"? Don't thinks so sweetie.


Sorry Chelsea, you (and your mother) lose. No feminist should ever vote for your mother and you are a coward for not having an opinion. Your silence is an endorsement that cheating on your wife is acceptable. Hope when you get married and your husband cheats you can still stay silent and accept it, because that is the only logical action you can take when it happens. Your momma taught you well.

Guess you are getting pimped out.


Well it is our business when her father lies about it on TV and infront of a grand jury. It is also our business when her father has relations with an intern in the Oval Office and elsewhere- an offense that has caused many corporate execs and other bosses to be fired for lesser infractions. Its not OK for the president to have sex with interns just like it isn't Ok for congressmen to do it to Pages.

It is also our business to see Hillarys memoirs without all the names blocked out and to see the Clinton taxes now. This country is used to being lied to by the Clintons and their cohorts thats why we want answers now as to where their income came from not a bunch of I don't recalls or what the definition of is is. Lets see who they owe from where they get their income its a factor in how they might govern as if we didn't know.

Obama has been called to the carpet on the Rev. Wright issue and has done a most credible job of answering his critics (whether you accept the discussion or not). The Clintons have lied repeatedly about Rose Law Firm, pardons, Whitewater, selling Missle tech to the Red Chinese, Vince Foster, Ron Brown, the vast right wing conspiracy, and on and on. They want us to accept these and other numerous lies, misstatements, obstructions to justice, it gets to numerous to keep track of. And yet we are all being duped by Obama or McCain or anyone else that brings up their untruths.

Some of the public has gotten smart but unfortunately only a small portion of it mostly independents or republicans. The rest of you need to figure it out too. Don't let these power mad people back into the White House.


I was offended that Chelsea would be so evasive and curt with the student asking the Monica question.

Chelsea must not understand ... her father had an affair in the White House on the tax payer's dime.

This may not be a question Chelsea wanted to be asked or one that she wanted to answer .... but the credibility of her family is OUR "business."


Good for her. Great answer, and she showed a lot of poise in not letting that be the last question! If we measured parents by the children they produce, that says a lot about Hillary and Bill Clinton.


If your mom says "I wouldn't go to that church" then she should say "why she stayed with that lying, cheating husband". The Clintons lie, lie, lie...


Sounds like another setup.

How better to deal with the Lewinsky AFFAIR than have a "plant" ask poor little Chelsea. Her response seems very planned.

"I've been at I don't know..." is the Clinton clue for "I'm about to tell a lie."


Yep.

If Hillary can't keep track of her own husband, I want her running the country.

I also read with amusement that she has "cried" a cupla times while on the campaign trail.....I'm sure Osama Bin Laden is salivating on taking on a cry baby president....


"I know racism, xenophobia, and intolerance are still going strong in this country, but I never thought that misogyny would trump them all."
Posted by Bruce Y.

Our society is soaked in misogyny, as is illustrated by the nitwits posting here.


Some of you obama supporters are just plain stupid!. The question was disrespectful. Maybe should of been asked to Bill not his daughter. Some women say they would of left their husband if he cheated yeah right wait until it happens to you I'm sure you will feel differently..By the way it's happening to you right now. You guys rather vote in a person you know nothing about. I rather deal with the devil I know then the one I don't know. Why don't you question obama's wife he cheated on her too and wow I guess that's not news because he so perfect in your eyes. This guy as cheats on his wife, and he is corrupted and still people think he is different from any other politican.
Grow up zombies.


Next on CNN, Michelle Obama is startled when giving a speech at Temple University by a question about her husband's manhood. The 27-year-old student, John Doe, a 7th year undeclared junior at Temple, asked the candidate's wife: "Is Senator Obama more black or white below the belt?" When Obama refused to answer the question, Doe's 44-year-old mother, Jane Smith, who was also in the audience, yelled, "She should answer the question. It's our right to know as voters!" Smith, a farmer from Montgomery County, was indicted last December on charges that she accepted farm subsidy money for growing marijuana. In a statement released to the press, she said, "If Big Pharma is making money off of other's misery, I don't see what I did as wrong."


Don't worry! When the Dollar is worth as much as the Peso, we will start to worry about real issues and not someone's private affairs. That day seems to be fast upon us.


Like her mom and dad, she didn't answer the question.


A SCUM QUESTION DESERVES A SCUM ANSWER.


I believe it was a planted questions also. Thrown out to garner sympathy and divert attention. What more would one expect from a campaign that has already proven they will say or do anything to win! Check out the Iowa campaign footage! Fool me once shame on you... fool me twice, shame on me! DON'T BE FOOLED Americans!


Good Job Chelsea!
This whole campaign is just getting to the point where I hate reading anything about it. People want to dig into these politians lives and just hibernate in the past. Hilliary is so beyond that stage, and to make a comment to her daughter was really a true sign of ignorance on the reporters part. Stick to the present and leave the past behind.


Wow, there are a lot of people who hate Hillary Clinton, and that hate seems to have seeped onto her daughter. It is funny how about half of the Democrats support Clinton (with the other rough half to Obama), but online you wouldn't be able to guess that. Aside from bartcop.com and MAYBE crooksandliars.com, just about every site is anti-Clinton. Why so much venom for a fellow Democrat? I have to say, a lot of Democrats are using conservative tactics to try and take down Clinton. But I don't see anyone calling Obama on his lies and/or innexperience. Save the hate for the Republicans, because McCain will win if you keep up your petty sniping.


Pimp is, Pimp Does.

Just that simple.


It seems to me that Hillary's own credibility can reasonably be called into question after she spent weeks publically supporting the lies her husband told about Lewinsky. By doing so she was implicitly saying that it's OK to commit perjury for politcal purposes. Not a good precedent.


28 years old? She needs to get a job. She acts like a 12 year old. Get out of town Chelsea!!


28 years old? She needs to get a job. She acts like a 12 year old. Get out of town Chelsea!!


Erica Leigh:
Why would you put MD after your comment? Are we expected to give more cred to what you say because you put them there? Do you really think that your expertise on medical matters gives your opinions more weight than that of the others posting here? Why should we think they are any more real than to suppose that Erica Leigh is your real name? Who do you think really cares if you are a legitimate MD other than your patients (if you're not fake) and the people taking reservations at restaurants when you drop the M.D. in the fantasy that you'll get a better table? (Never happens. anyone doing this should know by now that they get seated next to the swinging door to the bathrooms) Please leave your academic credentials, real or fake, off of your comments. They are offensive to the other intelligent and more credentialed posters here.


Good thing this site is screened for over the top personal attacks.
Some of you people, at least the ones who haven't lost it all, might want to consider what you're doing with your lives.
Are you really that mad at the "Clinton" name? Were the 90's really such a terrible time for you? How many wars did he lie us into, by the way? Were we known for torturing prisoners and using them to make porno films in those days? Strange, isn't it, how loved the US was in foreign lands in those days.
Have a tiny bit of self-awareness. Is there a reason why you're grinding your teeth, and getting all irritated over trivial things that media whores are influencing you to get mad at? The media has hooked you onto a particularly addictive drug which controls you, and stops you from acting like a rational and calm person.
I'm really concerned about you. Its really not worth it, you know.
Call me, please, and we'll talk about it.


I love the fact that the campaign trusted Ferraro more than Chelsea. It would have been interesting to hear her response to that question -- "Mr. Clinton only got where he was with ms. Lewinsky because he was the President. A random cabinet member would have never achieved such success."


I still remember Hillary's saying "my husband did not have sex with that woman". Chelsea, do you understand dodging bullets?
HRC is the Republican candidate of choice and I understand very clearly why.


The former President Clinton is no different than any Man of Power. Some take advantage of the "opportunities" - others don't. What ever happened to the Senator who had or had not anything to do with Shandra Levy. Some get caught - others don't. What about the Bushes' ill gotten gain. Some do it in the dark and some don't.

Bottomline, we need CHANGE to revive the American Dream.


If you ask Chelsea a question involving an extremely painful personal matter in her family’s life, then I applaud Chelsea for wanting to set boundaries around her private life and answering “It is none of your business.”

Commenting on your mother’s decision to stay with your father was a personal decision that Hillary made. The decision by Hillary to stay with Bill was viewed differently by Chelsea as the child in the marriage. During and after the scandal, Chelsea won’t view Hillary’s credibility or mother’s public persona the major impact from that experience. Chelsea’s thoughts centered on the family’s survival. This was her life involving a mother and father she loved—not a story on the evening news. When a marriage is in trouble, the child is worried about their mother’s happiness, their father’s happiness, and their own happiness. The child’s family future and their sense of security are at stake. People can easily say Hillary should have left Bill, but to Chelsea decision would have led to a divorce. Divorce may have increase Hillary credibility, but to Chelsea it would have been the dissolution of her family. She is an only child with no siblings to help her through the crisis. How do you ask a child to comment on a public perception of their parent’s marriage when their main perception involved such personal consequences?

Bill Clinton sexual behavior is something the public has a right to discuss and ask questions to Bill Clinton because it emerged into an impeachment of a president. . Yes the country experienced the Monica Lewinsky scandal but the public is not entitled to have a child of politician to provide her personal opinion on the 20+ year marriage of her mother and father. She was not elected to a position or a government employee. We can ask but we can not get indignant when Chelsea refuses to answer. We have no constitutional, legal, or citizen’s right to solicit information from the children of politicians at any time in their life about their family life the children witness a crime unless in their home.

Children of politicians are innocent bystanders in the spotlight in a public arena. To insure a normal family and to provide them an opportunity to develop into healthy adults, the public has a responsibility to protect their privacy. Obama’s little girls, Malia Ann and Sasha, need to grow up with the security that their family matters will be private including their relationship with their parents. If their private life becomes public (like their church), the girls’ childhood or adulthood should not burdened with possibility that one day they will be required by the public to answer questions about their family’s lives. When these children grow into adults, their lives should be off limits to media unless they choose a public life or their private life enters into public records. (Arrest records) In Chelsea’s case, her role living as a child of the politician intersected and collided with her life as an adult in public life campaigning for her mother. Many feel Chelsea is fair game as an adult so there is no expectation she should be protected from those who vilify her mother. When Chelsea decided to stump for her mother in this campaign, she had to expect that people would ask questions she could not answer or would not answer. Therefore asking Chelsea questions on the campaign trail may be fair, but Chelsea answer was fair too. If Chelsea felt the question was a personal one about private matters of her parent’s marriage and it was against her sensibility to answer the question, then Chelsea was right in telling the truth on the reason she would not answer the question.

Here is my question this: What information is so crucial for us to know as voters that children of politicians no longer have the right to protect the privacy of their family life, relationship with their parents, and experiences in childhood when their parent’s life become a public issue.


The Clinton campaign has a total hands-off policy regarding Chelsea-- no interviews, no questions from the press.

You can't have your cake and eat it too. If she is out campaigning for her mother, she is subject to the same rules that apply to any surrogate of the candidate.

Still, it's nice to see the Clintons so protective of their 28 year old daughter.

If you can't ask Chelsea a question without the Clintons going ballistic, just think what they would have done if, when she was say a 22 year old intern, the 49 year old CEO of the company used her as a sexual toy?

Too bad they forgot that Monica was somebody else's 22 year old daughter when Bill took advantage and the whole Clinton team geared up to destroy her--until the blue dress evidence made that smear campaign pointless.


I've read just about a little of everything in this commentary column. Truth-Poverty statistics increase consistently when certain cultures within our society live off government handouts, reproduce at alarming rates given their lack of income, then teach their offspring the same non-ethics that make them believe the government (via hardworking taxpayers) owe them a living, a car, health care, etc., George Bush is an idiot, but he is in no way responsible for citizens irresponsible behavior. But hey, if you cant find answers to questions you can always just blame George Bush. That's the default liberal process. I'm a conservative and G.W. does not represent conservatives or republicans in any way. What has he done that is conservative. Anyway people. You've got a woman who will stoop to any level to gain power, and a closet racist who studies black liberation theology,who the media and the left continue to apoligize for. That's what extreme liberalism does to people....you can be presented with all the facts in the world, and continue to be intellectually dishonest with yourself. Thats when people are really dangerous. When they believe their own lies.


Geraldine Ferraro recently opined that Barack Obama would not be enjoying his current success were it not for his race. And as most of you dont know , she is absolutely correct.
For many decades now whites have been inculcated with multiculturalism and a good dose of self-loathing (ever hear of white guilt?)Many white children are raised with the idea that the worst thing one can be is a bigot; in fact they are taught that even contemplating the existence of racial differences is a deadly sin (even when those differences might be real.) Also consider the exaltation of gangsta culture. Millions of white youths listen to rap music, and no small number of them parade around small white-picket-fence towns dressed like gang-bangers. It's even said that in certain parts of California it's no longer "cool" to be white. Now to such a mind, what kind of candidate would be more appealing, a white or black one? This, by the way, partially explains Obama's popularity among young voters. Thus while bigotry has some place in every community -as do all sins-in the white one a greater place is occupied by an even greater sin: Political correctness. There are whites-especially in the ranks of Democrats-who will vote for a black man simply because of his skin color. To them it is a matter of practicing what they preach, of electoral activism, of feeling open-minded and tolerant. It does wonders for their self-image. Moreover this phenomenom is even more prevelant in the mainstream media. have3 people already forgotten that no one had ever heard of Obama until the media glommed onto him early in the campaign? They decided to play kingmaker and anoint him, and thereby visited another incompetent leftist upon us. In fact, our affirmative-action mentality is so obvious that it's amazing how the truth here eludes so many people. Yes, some people have been so inculcated with political correctness that they may not be able to perceive todays fashionable prejudices. And yes, others will just lie, since, as Ferraro's situation has proven, speaking certain truths can get you in big trouble.But there is another factor. Some people lie to themselves. Some truths are so scary - in that speaking them would threatn career and reputation- that some folks won't even dare ponder them. These people won't give these ideas their day in court in their own minds, as to do so would present them with a dilemma. Upon realizing the ideas were true, they would either have to speak them and be crucified or fefrain from doing so and feel like phonies. Worse still, if asked what they believed, they would have to lie and , well, be Bill Clinton. So they simply never sincerely search for ther truth on certain issues, for then there's no danger of finding it. To be fair , I can at least give such individuals credit for not wanting to be liars, although they don't realize that lying to yourself is the most perilous practice of all. As the saying goes "A man who is capable of deceiving only others is not nearly as dangerous as a man who is capable of deceiving himself."


Note to Cheesee: Your parents brought "their" business to the public arena. They are, again, asking the public to Trust them with our lives and the lives of future generations. You bet your behind it is the public's business! We need to know if we will have to go through that mess again. There is zero NEED to have the Clintons back in the White House. They are power obsessed. Obama is a "workable" alternative to the Messy Clintons. If Cheesee was known for her biting responses, that answer would warrant a "you go, girl"; it doesn't. It was just another political ploy. They are pimping her out. The answer was so methodic. Bill is losing his mind! He no longer looks like an ex-president. He comes off as a spiteful jealous idiot. They are just "wrong" for this Country. They had their time. It is time to clean up and start anew! They are like unchanged underwear. They Stink.


Note to Cheesee: Your parents brought "their" business to the public arena. They are, again, asking the public to Trust them with our lives and the lives of future generations. You bet your behind it is the public's business! We need to know if we will have to go through that mess again. There is zero NEED to have the Clintons back in the White House. They are power obsessed. Obama is a "workable" alternative to the Messy Clintons. If Cheesee was known for her biting responses, that answer would warrant a "you go, girl"; it doesn't. It was just another political ploy. They are pimping her out. The answer was so methodic. Bill is losing his mind! He no longer looks like an ex-president. He comes off as a spiteful jealous idiot. They are just "wrong" for this Country. They had their time. It is time to clean up and start anew! They are like unchanged underwear. They Stink.


Let's look at this again: The question asked was whether "her mother's credibility had been injured by the sexual relationship that the former president had with the former White House intern, Lewinsky, in the White House."

How would her mother's credibility be affected by her father's affair? Her credibility as what? A wife? A mother? First Lady? I don't think her credibility was at stake in this matter. Seems to me that Hillary gave Bill more than he deserved in the end. I don't know if MY marriage would have survived such public humiliation.

Hillary's reaction to Bill's infidelity has nothing to do with politics; in my mind it's s personal matter and no one's business but the Clintons'. Bill's decision to have an affair at all, his reaction to the media, his decisions about how he handled it in front of the nation--that's something else entirely. His credibility is crap.

I'll judge Hillary on her performance as a Senator and a potential candidate. How she handled her husband's infidelity is her and her family's business as far as I'm concerned.


Chelsea's answer revealed that she was taken off guard. As someone who is campaigning publicly, she should have been more prepared. A better, more polite answer would have been something like, "I think my mother handled that situation very well, and that it has not hurt her credibility." I don't agree with this, but it would have been a more fair response than "none of your business." It's not as if the guy was asking anything personal!! All of you knee-jerk people who are cheering Chelsea's response should read the guy's question again. There was nothing unfair or too personal about it!


I find that Ms. Clinton responded appropriately and that though many in the media seem to be upset by the response, she DID respond to the question.
Just because you're stupid enough to ask a tactless question, doesn't mean someone has to answer you in the way you would like. Personally, I would have have said a much more hair raising phrase to this young man, so she stayed within the parameters of propriety and good taste.

Ask a question, you'll get an answer. Not necessarily the one you WANT, but an answer.


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