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Friday, June 27, 2014

Chelsea Clinton's Heartfelt Confession: "I Was Curious If I Could Care About Money And I Couldn't"

It has not been a good month for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

It all started when the former first lady said in an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer that she and Bill Clinton were "dead broke" when they left the White House in January 2001: a statement that clearly disagreed with the facts, and certainly came off just a tiny bit insensitive at a time when the bulk of the nation can far more accurately be described as "dead broke" (even when accounting for the harsh winter weather). She followed it up by telling Britain’s Guardian newspaper that the couple isn’t "truly well off."

So now it is damage control. As Bloomberg reports, "Hillary Clinton will test today whether she can still drive home a populist message, even after handing critics in both parties an argument that she’s lost touch with the public. She’ll speak in Denver at a Clinton Global Initiative forum on “economic justice,” just as she tries to rebound from a round of comments in which she suggested that she and former President Bill Clinton aren’t really rich."

At least hypocrisy knows some bonds and the forum isn't called "economic injustice."

But what likely hurt her attempt to appear as "one of us" namely the peasant proletariat (despite her bank account), are comments by her daughter Chelsea, who as a reminder is married to a hedge funder, whose turn it is now to insist she isn’t “well-off” according to a recent interview, in which she claims she couldn't care less about money.

"I was curious if I could care about (money) on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t,” she told Fast Company in an interview  that ran in the magazine's May edition, explaining why she gave up lucrative gigs to join her family’s philanthropic foundation.



lmclain said...

Uh huh. when one already has several tons of money, literally, one always says 'money is no that important".
Then ask for some to help build an orphanage. Or to feed the homeless. all of a suden, it's VERY important. And you'd better leave quickly before security shows up.
And it's always a wonderful thing to hear wealthy people say they gave up this or that to give their time to "philanthropy". Its wonderful because 95% of Americans WISH they has enough money to even CONTEMPLATE that choice.
We're too busy figuring out whether to buy food or pay the mortgage. One or the other, that is, unless your Dad was a former president or your husband is a wealthy hedge fund manager.

Anonymous said...

Please read below how much I care:

Anonymous said...

What a BIM......

Anonymous said...

The nut doesn't fall far from the tree. She is a liar just like both her parents.

Anonymous said...

At least she had enough money to buy a new face. We can all be thankful for that.