Friday, February 8, 2008

Pimping Out Chelsea Clinton?

The Clinton campaign let it be known today that they are none to happy about a comment made on MSNBC that Chelsea Clinton is being "pimped out in some weird sort of way" by making appearances for her mother on the campaign trail.


David Shuster has been suspended from NBC news, and at the top of the Tucker Carlson show on MSNBC apologized on air for the remark he made Thursday evening on MSNBC.

But prior to his suspension Shuster defended his comment in a series of emails to the Clinton camp. has reprinted the copy of the heated e-mail exchange between Shuster and Philippe Reines, a longtime Clinton aide.

On Thursday night, Shuster’s guest, radio talk show host Bill Press, immediately defended the former first daughter, saying she wouldn't be campaigning if she didn't want to.

But today Friday, the Clinton camp threatened to boycott the cable network, while Ellen Malcolm, president of Emily's List a fund raising group, wrote to MSNBC News Senior Vice President Phil Griffin. "I know I speak for millions across this country when I demand that you take immediate steps and publicly tell us what you will do to eliminate this sexist and demeaning culture that has become so pervasive in your network.

Malcolm stated that apparently Chris Matthews, host of "Hardball" on MSNBC, recently apologized to the former first lady after suggesting her political career had been made possible by her husband's philandering

So it seems that Emily's List raises money for only female candidates but at the same time demands that women are treated fairly and evenly.

I've watched Chelsea and frankly she looks terribly awkward and very uncomfortable in her new role. She's so bad that its beginning to amuse and annoy people. The view made fun of her mannerisms and stutters and all I can say is don't put her out there if you don’t want her to take flak for the parents.

All I can think is Why? Why would you put this poor girl on of millions of high definition televisions sets and not expect some people to turn the channel?

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