Rough week, eh, Chels? First, the Tuzla nightmare. Now, a stained blue dress flashback.
That’s what happens when you stick out your neck and serve as kiddie human shield for
self-aggrandizing sufferers of Truth Deficit Disorder your parents.
Sorry to pile on, but listen up, hon. Seriously. “None of your business” isn’t going to cut it when you’re hammering the campaign theme that mommy has the judgment, guts, leadership, credibility, and steely grasp on reality to lead this nation under fire–imaginary sniper fire or otherwise:
Chelsea Clinton had a quick retort Tuesday when asked whether her mother’s credibility had been hurt during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
“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,” Clinton said during a campaign visit for her mother, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Clinton had picked out the male questioner as she wrapped up a question-and-answer session at Butler University. It wasn’t immediately clear what statement by the first lady the questioner was referring to. Before she was fully aware of her husband’s relationship with Lewinsky, a White House intern, Hillary Clinton said the allegations about that relationship were manufactured by a “vast right-wing conspiracy.”
John Riley at Newsday adds:
No doubt it’s a primal instinct for Chelsea to say “none of your business” when the name Lewinsky comes up. And for any crowd that has come to see Chelsea in the first place, it’s probably a pretty good political instinct, too.
But the fact is that her father had engaged in wrongful acts and lied under oath, and her mother — at best, ignorant of the facts — quite consciously put the issue on a political track that consumed the Congress and the executive branch and divided the country for a year.
From there, there’s a lot to discuss. But since when is a question about it “none of your business?”
Maybe it’s time to get off the campaign trail and get back to work. You know: The work that mom doesn’t think is “real work.”
When it rains, it pours: Dad’s getting red-faced again.
And Mom’s trying to play the “I’m only human” card.