Chelsea on the Stump

So I found this interesting.

Campaigning in Indianapolis for her mother, Chelsea Clinton had a quick retort when asked a question she had never had before. When a male student asked her if her mother’s credibility had been hurt during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Clinton quickly responded.
"Wow, you’re the first person actually that’s ever asked me that question, in the, maybe 70 college campuses that I’ve been to," Clinton bitterly said at Butler University.  "And I don’t think that’s any of your business."

The comments at the MSDN article range from anger at the student who asked the question to "what’s wrong with the question?" from others.

Now to be honest I think this was a fair question. A little rough; a little unkind; a little difficult to answer but in the end isn’t the credibility of a person something to take into account when electing a president. I can think of a lot better ways she could have answered that. For example "that was a very difficult time in my life and the life of my family and I’d really rather not talk about it." Now that I could have lived with.

Credibility is more and more an issue for Clinton. So soon after the exaggerated version of her Africa trip you’d think her whole team would be more sensitive about that sort of question. More and more I have to wonder why anyone supports Clinton for president.

2 Responses to “Chelsea on the Stump”

  1. Matt says:

    I think it might be somewhat offensive here, only because they asked her daughter. If they’d asked anyone else, it would be a fair question. But when you ask a girl about her dad cheating on her mom, that is kind of low.

    I don’t get the attention on Monica Lewinsky right now, though. No one’s exactly supporting Bill Clinton’s affair, but how it relates to Hillary for President I don’t get. If anything, it ought to get her a little sympathy, or show that she’s “strong” and got through it while keeping her family intact.

  2. andrew says:

    On the other hand, she was campaigning.

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