Sunday, March 30, 2008

Who Gave Her a Microphone Anyway?

Chelsea Clinton says she didn't realize how sexist America can be. Said the heiress to the Clinton crown, "I didn't really get how much sexism there still was in our country until I was at a rally with my mom in New Hampshire, and someone came up to me and said, 'I just can't see a woman being commander in chief.'" This leads me to ask two questions: 1) Has Chelsea been living so far under a rock that she can't see the daylight seeping through America's glass ceiling? and 2) Who asked Chelsea? Now granted, unlike a certain Ivy League politician, she earned her way into a prestigious college. She's clearly intelligent and well spoken. But what insight does she bring to the national forum simply as the daughter of a President and a Senator? People are questioning Senator Clinton's experience simply because she was the wife of a President. So why isn't anyone questioning Chelsea's ability to talk to the American public about NAFTA? When NAFTA was signed, if Chelsea and I had gone to school together, we would have been freshman bio lab partners and she would have insisted we just stay friends when I asked her to Homecoming. I don't know...something just doesn't feel kosher about Chelsea. Especially in light of the fact that she will campaign publicly, but refuses to talk to the press! Then, maybe I'm just bitter she never took the time to get to know the real me back in high school.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe like you say you're just bitter. I was ashamed and so sad about the Lewinski question. I have children, 4 boys and one girl and I would have been mortified if this question had been asked to my daughter. Like Hillary, my husband was unfaithful to me and I remained with my husband. I loved him. I still do. And now years later I know that it was the right decision for me and my family. But if anyone had asked a similar question to my daughter I would have been saddened and truly incensed. It's not my daughter's fault that my husband was unfaithful. It's not anyone's right to question her relationship with her father. Of all the questions that have been asked in these primaries, this question to Chelsea is the most innapropriate and shameful one to have been made.

And guess what, I am an Obama supporter, but this question personally turned my stomach. It was wrong to ask this question to Chelsea. Are we so vicious? We have no need to be. Aren't the Obama supporters the ones that claim the high road? We just went to the gutter with this insensitive question.