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Isnít It Rich?
New York Times ^ | July 12, 2014 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 07/12/2014 9:01:55 PM PDT by Second Amendment First

CHELSEA CLINTON never acted out during the eight years she came of age as America’s first daughter.

No ditching of her Secret Service detail. No fake IDs for underage tippling. No drug scandal. No court appearance in tank top and toe ring. Not even any dirty dancing.

Despite a tough role as the go-between in the highly public and embarrassing marital contretemps of her parents, Chelsea stayed classy.

So it’s strange to see her acting out in a sense now, joining her parents in cashing in to help feed the rapacious, gaping maw of Clinton Inc.

With her 1 percenter mother under fire for disingenuously calling herself “dead broke” when she left the White House, why would Chelsea want to open herself up to criticism that she is gobbling whopping paychecks not commensurate with her skills, experience or role in life?

As the 34-year-old tries to wean some of the cronies from the Clinton Foundation — which is, like the Clintons themselves, well-intended, wasteful and disorganized — Chelsea is making speeches that go into foundation coffers. She is commanding, as The Times’s Amy Chozick reported, up to $75,000 per appearance.

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There’s something unseemly about it, making one wonder: Why on earth is she worth that much money? Why, given her dabbling in management consulting, hedge-funding and coattail-riding, is an hour of her time valued at an amount that most Americans her age don’t make in a year?

If she really wants to be altruistic, let her contribute the money to some independent charity not designed to burnish the Clinton name as her mother ramps up to return to the White House and as she herself drops a handkerchief about getting into politics.

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This could get interesting.

Please no Zeta Jones stuff, it's old.

1 posted on 07/12/2014 9:01:55 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Are we a pair?


2 posted on 07/12/2014 9:04:15 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: Second Amendment First

After years of alcohol and anger issues a little cookie gives her a moment of lucidity?


3 posted on 07/12/2014 9:06:42 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Second Amendment First


4 posted on 07/12/2014 9:07:01 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Second Amendment First
No ditching of her Secret Service detail. No fake IDs for underage tippling. No drug scandal. No court appearance in tank top and toe ring. Not even any dirty dancing.

How would we know?? She could have been having marathon orgy sessions in the Rose Garden and the media would never say anything.

5 posted on 07/12/2014 9:10:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Second Amendment First
It is all about cattle futures,
6 posted on 07/12/2014 9:10:15 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: Second Amendment First

http://zpub.com/un/Chelsea.html
Classy till she passed out at aged 22?


7 posted on 07/12/2014 9:12:00 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: Second Amendment First
Maureen Dowd is capable of intelligent thought!

And can be critical without being sophomoric.

Who knew?

8 posted on 07/12/2014 9:12:30 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Second Amendment First
They know their own and will always support them. Another reason the NY Slime is not a “news” paper but a propaganda machine. May they die a slow death—wait that is happening now. How lucky we are.
9 posted on 07/12/2014 9:13:27 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Send in the Clintons?
They’re already here ...
(And like a bad case of Honduran scabies, won’t go away.)


10 posted on 07/12/2014 9:14:17 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Second Amendment First

I'm Obsessed With With Diarrhea


11 posted on 07/12/2014 9:15:38 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Second Amendment First
Chelsea never acted out? Read Unlimited Access by Gary Aldrich.
12 posted on 07/12/2014 9:16:29 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: sockmonkey

13 posted on 07/12/2014 9:17:52 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
Don't worry baby, Daddy's here.


14 posted on 07/12/2014 9:19:54 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: eddie willers

15 posted on 07/12/2014 9:22:02 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Second Amendment First

She could be a candidate for President in every election for as long as most of us are alive.


16 posted on 07/12/2014 9:23:34 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: Second Amendment First

Nut, tree, proximity.


17 posted on 07/12/2014 9:27:15 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: jiggyboy

She has more executive experience than Obama, even today.


18 posted on 07/12/2014 9:28:14 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: jiggyboy

I don’t give Chelsea a pass. But she’s acting out what she’s been taught. When she grows up she may change. But probably not.


19 posted on 07/12/2014 9:32:31 PM PDT by Cry if I Wanna
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To: Second Amendment First

Girls that just wanna (and do) have fun possess “attributes” sorely lacking in Chelsea.


20 posted on 07/12/2014 9:32:51 PM PDT by yetidog
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To: GeronL
This is petty. Personally, as a classical liberal (conservative) I believe in free markets; Chelsea Clinton's speeches are worth whatever the market is willing to pay. If Chelsea Clinton can command $75,000 for a speech, so be it. She is a private person and this is nobody’s business but hers, no matter how little I, or anyone else, like her father's behavior or her mother's politics.
21 posted on 07/12/2014 9:33:46 PM PDT by erkelly
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To: erkelly
That's a nice sentiment. But Chelsea's speeches are NOT worth $75k a pop.

They are simply bribes to be cashed in on later when mom becomes a POTUS candidate.

It is definitely NOT a "free market".

Otherwise Billy Carter would have made a mint giving speeches.

Hell, I would have paid for that.

Chelsea?

C'mon!

22 posted on 07/12/2014 9:41:32 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Pretty astonishing to see La Dowd take this tack. I cannot disagree with a word I read in the excerpt.

I do remember some drunk pix of Chelsea when she was across the pond in England, but I will say she seems to be a pretty clean living girl, which is to her credit.

But the speaking fees, come on, you may be fooling yourself, but you’re not even fooling Maureen Dowd!


23 posted on 07/12/2014 9:41:53 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: Fungi

“May they die a slow death...”

Disagree, the MSM has been dying a slow death since they went lefty during the Vietnam war.

May they collapse tomorrow and may we see M. Dowd and all her ilk selling pencils and apples on 6th Avenue.

Now THAT would be a good day!


24 posted on 07/12/2014 9:43:58 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: erkelly

All of my neckties are older than you, you silly noob-knob.
Chelsea Clinton is a 34 year old public figure with more body work than a ‘57 Chevy who just bought a 10+ million dollar home and “doesn’t worry about money.”
But the harshest criticism of your noobian noobness is that Clinton serial-sycophant Mo Dowd cuts her even less slack than you.
But we’re all impressed with your dedication to the free market system. Now, please excuse me—my sinuses are full of eels.


25 posted on 07/12/2014 9:45:47 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: erkelly

Disagree, it’s thinly disguised money laundering, a way to fund Hillary! for her presidential run while avoiding campaign finance laws.

There is not a person on earth, including those who’ve signed the checks, who thinks Chelsea Clinton has anything to say that’s worth $75K to listen to.


26 posted on 07/12/2014 9:46:12 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: RightGeek
Just saying....
27 posted on 07/12/2014 9:47:02 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: erkelly

I do not think her speech is commanding $1.25

I think this is another form of political payoffs.


28 posted on 07/12/2014 9:47:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Second Amendment First
Please no Zeta Jones stuff, it's old.

Nope, it never gets old.

29 posted on 07/12/2014 9:54:13 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: GeronL

I remember the British press had a bunch of shots of Chelsea drunk, stumbling and falling. Nothing in our press of course.


30 posted on 07/12/2014 9:55:38 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Not bad at all.


31 posted on 07/12/2014 9:57:44 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: jocon307

I stand corrected. Either way, it will be wonderful to watch. Wait, I do not own a TV so please send me a vido when it happens. Thank you.


32 posted on 07/12/2014 9:59:50 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Second Amendment First

If she were to become President (God forbid), would she still have to refuse to ride in a car with a member of the armed service as she did on her parents’ order when she was a teenager? They hated the armed service.


33 posted on 07/12/2014 10:01:27 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: MuttTheHoople

WHERE DID YOU FIND THAT?!


34 posted on 07/12/2014 10:03:05 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Fungi

Don’t worry, you’ll be able to read all about it right here on FR!


35 posted on 07/12/2014 10:04:24 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: erkelly
Would you pay $75,000.00 to hear Chelsea Clinton speak?

About anything?



































Me either.

Frankly, I wouldn't pay $75.00 to hear anything she might have to say. Further, I would question the motives of any person or group who might do so. While I agree that anyone else is free to pay her whatever she may ask for an appearance, I also am free to question their sanity and/or motivations.
36 posted on 07/12/2014 10:05:50 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: jocon307
Merci beaucoup mon amie.
37 posted on 07/12/2014 10:07:38 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: erkelly

That would be true if was all about a free market. It isn’t.

1) Those willing to pay this price to this airhead are paying for political access... crony capitalism

2) Many colleges and universities are paying this price... with your money


38 posted on 07/12/2014 10:10:50 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Second Amendment First
"No ditching of her Secret Service detail. No fake IDs for underage tippling. No drug scandal. No court appearance in tank top and toe ring. Not even any dirty dancing."

Who is she talking about? The Bush girls? JFK? Bill Clinton? RFK Jr.? Al Gore's son? Palin's daughter? Romney? Bush? Barney Frank? All of the above?
39 posted on 07/12/2014 10:12:30 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Second Amendment First

She’s worth the money because dopey, star-struck Democratic hillbillies are willing to pay her the money.


40 posted on 07/12/2014 10:13:47 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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"2) Many colleges and universities are paying this price... with your money."

Good point. Colleges handing out public money to favored politicians and their offspring is hardly a manifestation of "the free market."
41 posted on 07/12/2014 10:15:22 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Milton Miteybad

Would you pay $75,000.00 to hear Chelsea Clinton speak?


No, but I would pay $75,000 to have Chelsea, Hillary and Bill shut the f**k up.


42 posted on 07/12/2014 10:22:05 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: sockmonkey

Classy till she passed out at aged 22?

Well, at least she was qualified to wear a white wedding dress.

43 posted on 07/12/2014 10:23:48 PM PDT by Zakeet (If voting made any difference, they wouldn't let us do it - Mark Twain)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Me here @ last on the ground;
You in mid-air!
Where are the Clowns?
There ought to be Clowns!


44 posted on 07/12/2014 10:26:09 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Second Amendment First

Mo knows good and well that if Chelsea had “acted up”, she and her other comrades in the MSM would’ve never reported it.


45 posted on 07/12/2014 10:31:35 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: rdcbn

Hey...I’d contribute, for sure. ;-)


46 posted on 07/12/2014 10:32:18 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: deadrock
It is all about cattle futures,

I'm sorry was that cattle futures, or cankle futures?

47 posted on 07/12/2014 10:57:47 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Baladas

Mo’s just pissed that Bill never hit on her.


48 posted on 07/13/2014 12:24:18 AM PDT by des
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To: Second Amendment First

Obviously Maureen must be a fan of squaw Liz Warren.

Has she done any pieces on her?


49 posted on 07/13/2014 1:26:35 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: MuttTheHoople
Thanks for that. You're right - it doesn't get old!
50 posted on 07/13/2014 1:50:23 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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