Skip to comments.Chelsea Clinton Snubs 9-Year-Old
Posted on 12/31/2007 9:29:51 AM PST by Cagey
VINTON, Iowa -- It's one thing for Hillary Clinton's campaign to turn down interview requests for the candidate's daughter, Chelsea. But can't a 9-year old reporter catch a break?
Sydney Rieckoff, a Cedar Rapids fourth grader and "kid reporter" for Scholastic News, has posed questions to seven Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls as they've campaigned across Iowa this year. But when she approached the 27-year-old Chelsea after a campaign event Sunday, she got a different response.
"Do you think your dad would be a good 'first man' in the White House?" Rieckoff asked, but Chelsea brushed her question aside.
"I'm sorry, I don't talk to the press and that applies to you, unfortunately. Even though I think you're cute," Chelsea told the pint-sized journalist.
Such is the paradox of Chelsea as she campaigns across Iowa in the closing days before the state's caucuses Jan. 3.
Tall and attractive, Chelsea cuts an impressive figure on the campaign trail; she plunges enthusiastically into the crowd after her mother's speeches, shaking hands and posing for pictures while asking, "Are you going to caucus for my mom?"
But onstage, Chelsea never speaks; she stands next to her mother and applauds but utters not a single sentence and doesn't even say hello. And reporters covering the campaign have been put on notice that Chelsea is not available to speak to them. An aide follows the former first daughter as she works the crowd, shushing reporters who approach her and try to ask any questions.
Famously protective of their daughter's privacy, Bill and Hillary Clinton have taken pains to shield Chelsea from the harsh glare and rough edges of presidential politics. She stayed largely absent from her mother's campaign until December, when she made her first visit to Iowa.
For her part, Sydney looked a bit crestfallen after Chelsea turned her away. But luckily for Hillary Clinton, Sydney's mother has made up her mind to caucus for the former first lady.
"I like her position on family values and health care. And I think it's time we have a female president," Robyn Rieckoff said.
Did anybody else see Bill Clinton HUGGING this child? (on FOX)
That so common at least to some young women her age that I see daily.....some one says “HI” and they go nuts!!!!
I got a little money.........how much ya wanna bet ????
This is an example of what I've said on several threads: the Vagina Voter will cross party lines, and vote for a sister in the WH. Three generations of feminist programming for man-hate, has reached critical mass.
Agree. There is enough to criticize without sinking to their level.
Great. If that sex offended hugged my daughter...
Tall and attractive, Chelsea cuts an impressive figure on the campaign trail...
she ain’t called DOG~FACE for nothing.....
this reporter is another a-hole lib/dem clinton lover!!!!
She definitely looks better with straight hair. Not as pretty as the Bush twins, or my wife, but way better than me.
Little brat’s lucky Chelsea didn’t smack her down. And “attractive”, not in this lifetime.
Hmmmmm. I haven’t had any income from any source yet this year.
How about $100.00?
99% of the time I agree w/ you but they are shoving Chelsea in our face.......and this little queen disses a 9 yr old ?
no pass from me.......
As I said, she's presentable. I've also seen her in person and she is unremarkable.
I'm not. I just think it's silly for journalists to make bold comments about the personal attractiveness of political figures. Like the comments about how "sexy" Obama is.
You hear the same stuff about the Bush daughters from the hyenas on the Democratic side.
No, what you hear from the other side is that the Bush daughters are retarded, drunken, drug-addicted whores.
I've never seen a FReeper describe Chelsea as mentally handicapped, or a whore or as someone with a drug problem.
Yet one or more of those epithets is what I usually see when the opposition comments on the Bush girls.
LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER.
.don't ask me why.
I wonder if she has the same lousy temperament of her mammy.
You know Hellary,who's interracial marriage of a white woman to the first Black president, Philandering Willy Jeff set the Coon dogs to gossiping.
Down home in Arkansas old trailer trash Clem the moonshiner would say the Clinton's don’t think their fecal matter stinks.
Which one is the dog?
O.T. got the movie about the patent done.....7 minutes
and legal as the constitution.........woohhoooooo
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