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Chelsea Clinton Snubs 9-Year-Old
WKMG TV NEWS ^ | 12-31-2007

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.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barf; beautiful; biatch; canine; chelsea; clintonian; clintons2008; elistist; goodlooking; hotstuff; ia2008; joancrawford; rude; shillary; snub; wirehangers
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1 posted on 12/31/2007 9:29:53 AM PST by Cagey
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To: Cagey
Posted here: Chelsea Clinton guards her words ["I'm sorry, I don't talk to the press and that applies to you....]
2 posted on 12/31/2007 9:31:09 AM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: Cagey

“Tall and attractive, Chelsea...”

It’s beneath me to comment.


3 posted on 12/31/2007 9:31:22 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: swain_forkbeard

Yep...almost requires a BARF alert.


4 posted on 12/31/2007 9:32:06 AM PST by rottndog (And yet another year races inexorably to it's end, only to fall into eternity like so many Lemmings.)
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To: Cagey

The young witch is just like the old one.

Fortunately, Hillbillary had only one child. Imagine two, three, four, or more of them? Bleech!

AMERICA TO HILLARY: DROP DEAD!


5 posted on 12/31/2007 9:32:12 AM PST by andonte
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To: Cagey

BFD


6 posted on 12/31/2007 9:33:32 AM PST by Redbob
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To: Cagey
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.

Nothing sums up the stupidity of the typical Democrat voter than this statement. Family values? RFLOL.

7 posted on 12/31/2007 9:33:32 AM PST by hellbender
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To: Cagey
I think it's time we have a female president

Not that I'm a sexist or anything.

8 posted on 12/31/2007 9:34:06 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: swain_forkbeard

Seriously...compared to whom? Amy Carter?


9 posted on 12/31/2007 9:34:18 AM PST by TheDoctorNoh (The road to hell is paved with liberal stupidity)
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To: Cagey

“”I like her position on family values and health care. And I think it’s time we have a female president,” Robyn Rieckoff said.”

And here I thought we wanted to elect the person most qualified regardless of their race, gender, or religion.

IMO Democrats are the most discriminatory bunch there is.


10 posted on 12/31/2007 9:35:19 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: Cagey
"Do you think your dad would be a good 'first man' in the White House?"

Someone needs to tell that kid Web is dead.


11 posted on 12/31/2007 9:35:47 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired of all the politics in politics.)
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To: Cagey
I like her position on family values and health care

Sydney's mom doesn't get out much, does she.

12 posted on 12/31/2007 9:35:50 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: hellbender

And I think it’s time we have a female president,” Robyn Rieckoff said

muuust haaaave boooooobies


13 posted on 12/31/2007 9:35:53 AM PST by beefree (God= OmniScience)
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To: Cagey
This "We don't talk to the people" thing is going to wear thin between now and Thursday. The people of Iowa are getting a good look at the kind of behavior they can expect from Hillary! over the next eight years, and it is not a pretty sight.
14 posted on 12/31/2007 9:36:00 AM PST by gridlock (There are 49 other states in the Union. We don't need another President from Arkansas just yet.)
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1. She's not a candidate. Who cares if she doesn't talk to the press?

To be such an ugly kid, she turned out pretty well.

15 posted on 12/31/2007 9:36:22 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Cagey
Tall and attractive, Chelsea cuts an impressive figure on the campaign trail

He said the same thing about Donna Shalala.

16 posted on 12/31/2007 9:36:26 AM PST by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the JuConstitution?)
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To: Cagey
Try doing a search first.
17 posted on 12/31/2007 9:37:29 AM PST by ShadowDancer ("To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.")
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To: driftdiver

There is nothing wrong with refusing to talk to reporters. It didn’t sound rude at all to me.


18 posted on 12/31/2007 9:37:33 AM PST by CindyDawg (.)
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To: swain_forkbeard
“Tall and attractive, Chelsea...”

It’s beneath me to comment.


19 posted on 12/31/2007 9:37:43 AM PST by null and void (Don't taunt the tiger...)
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To: swain_forkbeard
A picture's worth 1,000 words... (GASP)


20 posted on 12/31/2007 9:37:59 AM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: Cagey

Except Hiltery has all the wrong values, if any at all.


21 posted on 12/31/2007 9:38:07 AM PST by wastedyears (Tell me why I had to be a powerslave... Iron Maiden March 14th, 2008)
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To: Cagey
"I like her position on family values and health care....." Robyn Rieckoff said.

Yes like Slaughtering 40 million innocent Americans
and promoting perversion.

Family values ?


22 posted on 12/31/2007 9:39:06 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: Cagey

Chelsea knows not to tell any tales until her mother has passed away. Hillary has a mean throwing arm and a goon squad.


23 posted on 12/31/2007 9:39:10 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: xtinct

16 seconds...


24 posted on 12/31/2007 9:39:35 AM PST by null and void (Don't taunt the tiger...)
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To: All

Tall and attractive, ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!


25 posted on 12/31/2007 9:39:35 AM PST by CaliGangsta
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To: xtinct

Where is the Howdy Doody picture?


26 posted on 12/31/2007 9:39:37 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: Cagey
Bill Clinton and his dogs.


27 posted on 12/31/2007 9:39:53 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired of all the politics in politics.)
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To: swain_forkbeard

“It’s beneath me to comment.”

OK, I’ll do it.

Attractive to what? A rutting pig? Flock of vultures? Starving hyena? Rosie O’Donnell?


28 posted on 12/31/2007 9:39:58 AM PST by Augie
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To: stinkerpot65

She’s appearing at functions with her mom asking people to caucus for Hillary. The question was about Bill, who IS a candidate for an office that he is not constituionally elligible for (he has said that he will sit in on cabinet meetings “if (when) Hillary asks him to”.

They are soft selling another term for their co-presidency.


29 posted on 12/31/2007 9:40:49 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: null and void

not me......that is ass ugly


30 posted on 12/31/2007 9:40:52 AM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills namedo us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: swain_forkbeard
“Tall and attractive, Chelsea...”

Like Mom used to say about Amy Carter, "Oh that poor child!".

31 posted on 12/31/2007 9:41:07 AM PST by Hazwaste (Now with added lemony freshness!)
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To: whitedog57
Here you go...


32 posted on 12/31/2007 9:41:20 AM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: stinkerpot65
If you are young and thin, and you have access to Hollywood-quality hair and makeup people, you will look presentable no matter what you look like in real life.
33 posted on 12/31/2007 9:41:52 AM PST by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the JuConstitution?)
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To: swain_forkbeard
“Tall and attractive, Chelsea...” It’s beneath me to comment.

Aw, give the snotty brat a break -- at least admit she's tall.

34 posted on 12/31/2007 9:42:12 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20 (Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for. WILL ROGERS)
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To: andonte
AMERICA TO HILLARY: DROP DEAD!

Dreamer.

35 posted on 12/31/2007 9:43:31 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20 (Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for. WILL ROGERS)
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To: advertising guy
not me......that is ass ugly

I'd be willing to bet that that side of her doesn't look all that bad.

36 posted on 12/31/2007 9:44:08 AM PST by null and void (Don't taunt the tiger...)
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To: CindyDawg

“There is nothing wrong with refusing to talk to reporters. It didn’t sound rude at all to me.”

I wasn’t referring to her, I was referring to the person quoted who wanted Hellery elected because she is a woman.

I detest the girls parents and think she is just a tool they’ve used to further their own careers. Their refusal to allow her to talk is quite telling. I can certainly understand it if she were 12 but she is 23 now.


37 posted on 12/31/2007 9:44:17 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: wideawake

Well, she’ no supermodel, but she looks OK to me. Why pick on the candidates kids? You hear the same stuff about the Bush daughters from the hyenas on the Democratic side. We ought to be a little classier.


38 posted on 12/31/2007 9:44:49 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: stinkerpot65

She’s really improved her hair and makeup, and doesn’t look bad, all things considered. A fine complexion, and great job on the eyebrows. And she is tall, at least compared to me.


39 posted on 12/31/2007 9:44:50 AM PST by Tax-chick ("The keys to life are running and reading." ~ Will Smith)
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To: null and void
lol...

wondered if you noticed that...

40 posted on 12/31/2007 9:46:14 AM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: Cagey

Did anybody else see Bill Clinton HUGGING this child? (on FOX)


41 posted on 12/31/2007 9:46:57 AM PST by beefree (Righteous in authority, people rejoice:wicked rule, people mourn. Prov 29:2)
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To: xtinct

That so common at least to some young women her age that I see daily.....some one says “HI” and they go nuts!!!!


42 posted on 12/31/2007 9:47:44 AM PST by yield 2 the right (New England Patriots: The New Standard of Excellence!!!)
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To: xtinct

Great minds...


43 posted on 12/31/2007 9:47:48 AM PST by null and void (Don't taunt the tiger...)
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To: null and void

I got a little money.........how much ya wanna bet ????

lmao


44 posted on 12/31/2007 9:48:23 AM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills namedo us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: Cagey
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.

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.

45 posted on 12/31/2007 9:48:42 AM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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"We ought to be a little classier."

No kidding. The comments on this story are sickening. It's one thing to be passionate and unrelenting in attacks against liberals and liberal policy, and it's another to viciously attack a kid campaigning for her mom. Shame on you, Freepers. Hard to believe there are parents here.
46 posted on 12/31/2007 9:48:54 AM PST by SomeReasonableDude (Back it up.)
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To: stinkerpot65

Agree. There is enough to criticize without sinking to their level.


47 posted on 12/31/2007 9:49:09 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: beefree
Did anybody else see Bill Clinton HUGGING this child? (on FOX)

Great. If that sex offended hugged my daughter...

48 posted on 12/31/2007 9:49:10 AM PST by null and void (Don't taunt the tiger...)
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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!!!!


49 posted on 12/31/2007 9:49:41 AM PST by nyyankeefan
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To: Tax-chick

She definitely looks better with straight hair. Not as pretty as the Bush twins, or my wife, but way better than me.


50 posted on 12/31/2007 9:50:19 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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