December 31, 2007
Chelsea Clinton Gives 9-Year-Old Journalist the Brush-Off
Chelsea showed she's a real Clinton when fourth-grader Sydney Rieckhoff of Cedar Rapids attempted to interview her for the Scholastic News:
Q: Do you think your dad would be a good "first man" in the White House?
A: I'm sorry, I don't talk to the press and that applies to you, unfortunately. Even though I think you're cute.
Don't just stonewall. Do it condescendingly. That's the Clinton touch.
Nonetheless Sydney's mom plans to caucus for Shrillary, on the grounds that "it's time we have a female president." Good thing it's too late for Ethel Rosenberg or Lizzie Borden to run — both satisfied Shrillary supporters' primary criterion.
On a tip from Mike H.
Posted by Van Helsing at December 31, 2007 10:07 AM
That picture would scare the scales off fish.
Posted by: Jimbo at December 31, 2007 10:11 AM
About that female president nonsense...It should never happen and here is why I think that(and I am a woman). Historically, the argument for denying women the right to vote was that they couldn't be drafted or serve on the front lines. Men, who could be forced to risk there lives ought to have the final say in who gets to make such decisions. Sounds reasonable, right? Then the feminists came a long with a lot of blather and nagging and secured that right. Then they say women ought to be able to serve on the front lines. Well, America isn't the first country to tinker with this idea and the country that put it to use, Israel, very quickly saw that some inherent differences between men and women made it a very, very very bad(and deadly) idea to put women in that position. So, the IDF abandoned the policy. In conclusion, do we want someone who can never fight to be making the final decisions on such issues? There are more reasons not to vote for Hillary in particular, but this notion that we need a female in the White House is flawed.
Posted by: mandy at December 31, 2007 10:16 AM
In the article it says Chel's 'attractive on the campaign trail'. Well at least compared to her mother.
Posted by: Bandit at December 31, 2007 10:23 AM
I wonder if these silly women like Robyn Riekhoff "feel" (that's what they do best) that there should be all-women battalions in the U.S. Military. Seems that they are very selective in their scope of "we can do anything a man can do" nonsense.
Posted by: Toa at December 31, 2007 10:49 AM
She fell out the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.
Posted by: Hanover Fist at December 31, 2007 11:58 AM
Doesn't look much like Bill, does she?
Just saying, y'know.
Posted by: Ian from the EUSSR at December 31, 2007 12:17 PM
Hate to say it about anybody, especially a female, but Hanover Fist is right. Bill is not a bad-looking guy (seems to be part of his "magnetism" for women; though I understand from Monica L. that his paramours may be hugely disappointed, if you catch my drift), and even Hills in her younger days was okay (in a sad-sack, drugged-out, hippie kind of way), if not a beauty. Don't know what happened with Chel . . . Whew!
Posted by: jc14 at December 31, 2007 12:27 PM
I think that women should be trained in DEFENSIVE warfare, so that they may fulfill the WAAC motto: "Free A Man To Fight". Women would then patrol stateside, the coastline, outlying island posts and (maybe) rear-areas overseas. Thousands of men would then be freed for combat.
American women were given the national vote because they were taxed, but could not vote (Except in some state elections), even though they could run for national office.
PS: The People's Almanac has a list of all the US presidential canadates that includes a couple of black women in the sixties who ran on the communist ticket.
Posted by: KHarn at December 31, 2007 12:38 PM
Looking at that photo, maybe we should threaten to bite the terrorists.
Just a thought...
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 31, 2007 12:45 PM
Defensive only, yes I agree.
Posted by: mandy at December 31, 2007 12:59 PM
It's a terrible thing to be cursed with, an ugly child. It can cause a great strain on a relationship, causing the man to become a philanderer, and the woman a shrill bulldyke.
Posted by: Ian from the EUSSR at December 31, 2007 1:32 PM
In the immortal words of Austin Powers, "If that is a woman, it does look like she was beaten with an ugly stick."
Posted by: Adam at December 31, 2007 4:11 PM
More like asshattery around here. Oh boy. Smell the desperation. Phew.
Jimbo, you do realize you just disqualified most of the neocon chickenhawks from ever making foreign policy decisions don't you??
Also everyone realize the girl in question was interviewed and she said all this stuff about Chelsea being "mean" are "lies"?
Talk about howling at the moon...
Posted by: Peter at December 31, 2007 5:00 PM
Go back to your bathhouse and "socialize," Peter.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 31, 2007 7:11 PM
Q. What do you get when cross a corrupt lawyer with a sleazy politician. A. Chelsea.
Posted by: V the K at December 31, 2007 7:46 PM
mandy, there are lots of people who can't be drafted or fight...would you also deny the vote to everyone who's past a certain age or is not in good physical condition? What about returning soldiers who now have a disability? Would you take away their right to vote? I understand your desire to shed the Political Correctness garbage, but the reason you gave is not a good reason for voting against Hillary. Hillary's ideas are horrible and should be the reason for rejecting her.
By the way, the Republican party was in favor of women's right to vote while Democrats were against it. The feminists back in the day were quite different from later feminists--for example, they were against abortion.
Posted by: A. at December 31, 2007 10:19 PM
A., the point Mandy was trying to make was that American women are unfit to be president because they have all the power and freedom of men but saddled with none of the obligations or accountability that come with them. She used the double standard of military service and the vote as an example. Anyway, the average American woman is simply too pampered by decades of feminism to deal with the rigors of the presidency.
Posted by: Arthur at January 1, 2008 2:03 AM
"chelsea, what are all those dots on your face?"
"oh, that's where guys have been touching me with ten foot poles!"
poor thing...Lord, forgive me...
Posted by: nanc at January 1, 2008 6:32 AM
They did a DNA test and found that Chelsea's real father is Janet Reno
Posted by: JamesJ at January 1, 2008 9:56 AM