What do you mean by "fair game"? Can she not campaign for her mother but not be interviewed about herself and her private life? Can she not campaign for her mother but still be assured of a relatively private life?<br><br>I think she should be able to do that. We do not need to know who she is dating or photos of her in a restaurant although she likely puts up with that already.<br><br>The guy who said she was being "pimped out" should be fired and reporters who hound her should be politely told to pi[i][/i]ss off. She does not need to give up a semblance of a private life just because she wants to talk to voters about her mother who wants to be President.<br><br>Even the story you linked to was stupid. Leave her alone. This is why I do not watch the news and video links here should come with a warning. Does anyone read anymore?<br><br>
Does Obama's children show up at rallies? Does Obama even have children?<br><br>Apparently Obama has 2 daughters named Malia (b. 1999) and Sasha (b. 2001).<br>That makes them less than 9 years in age. Would you take children that young out on the campaign trail? I bet if he wins the nomination, both will be standing with him on stage, as well as his wife, when he accepts the nomination at the convention.<br><br>Would that be considered pimping? I hope not.<br><br>Meanwhile, Chelsea is a young mature women, capable of delivering speeches in favor of her mother. Is it a crime to voice your support of your mom and pop political ambitions publicly?<br>I bet we would hear the opposite if Chelsea wasn't involved in the campaign, that she and her mom had an argument over something and weren't talking to one another.<br>Therefore, commenting about the support for her mom or dad is okay. But bashing her with derogatory, name calling attack is unfair. She isn't the one running for office, and is only performing the duty of a daughter in a political family.<br><br>What I found disturbing about this whole incident, was that the derogatory comments came from the so-called "impartial" press, not from Mrs. Clinton's opposition. I know when the press has overstepped it's position when it becomes the news, not just reporting it.<br><br><br>
I do not believe that there was any sexual intent in the reporters use of the phrase "pimped" to describe Chelsea's involvement in Hillary's campaign, and Mom and Dad Clinton damn well knew it. <br><br>The reporter was certainly implying was that Chelsea was somehow being exploited by her parents-- but sexually? Give me a break! What kind of fool really believes that's what he meant? As to the issue of whether or not she was being exploited... well that's probably for another thread. I rather doubt it though. How old is Chelsea now-- 21? She's a grown woman. She's definitely being "utilized." Exploited? No.<br><br>Of course, in politics one has to make an attempt to appeal to the lowest common denominator, and God knows that there are probably a lot of ignorant people that could take the reporter's use of the word "pimped" in its more classical sense. Hillary feels that she needs to cover that base, I guess, to come off as the proverbial "good mom."<br><br>Shame on NBC for succumbing to the pressure. They should have defended the reporters use of language. Yes, a word can have more than one sense.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>How old is Chelsea now-- 21? She's a grown woman. She's definitely being "utilized." Exploited? No.<p><hr></blockquote><p>actually, she'll turn 28 later this month. she is very much an adult.<br><br>
Of course I know he did not use the pimped comment in a sexual way. He is a thinking person with a brain. I would have fired him. He i a professional in front of the camera and certain words and phrases should not be uttered in connection with anyone. I'm ticked that Imus is getting back on the radio after "nappy headed hoes". Did Imus really think they were whores? No but it was insulting derogatory and rude.<br><br>Whatever happened to firing people for being stupid? They can get jobs somewhere else. There are a lot of smart people waiting in the wings that can do a better job and maybe everyone learns not to be so rude and coarse. You put up with it and we end up with the crap on TV today.<br><br>
The classy thing for the Clintons to have done was express their displeasure and move on. The political thing to do was exactly what they did, no surprise. Turn Shuster's less than choice turn of phrase into theater. Typical.<br><br>Shuster's not that bad. Not my favorite, but the Clinton's overreacted and they did so from a very calculated stance. Again, typical. No wonder MSNBC hates them.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
_________________________ I always deserve it. Really.
exactly. they do better when they can be the victim. Hillary became the victim of the media just before NH and shed a few tears and the tactic worked. this time, it may be too little, too late.<br><br>
"No wonder MSNBC hates them."<br><br>We're in trouble when the so-called "impartial" press dislikes candidates.<br><br>Name calling isn't good journalism. MSNBC should have higher professional standards. <br><br>In a time voters are turned off my negativism, and the politicians are behaving civil towards one another, it's a shame the press does it best to keep negativism around. <br><br>The press should stick to reporting the news, not creating it.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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