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Chelsea's Response to the Lewinsky Affair
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At a campaign event yesterday, a university student asked Chelsea Clinton if the Lewinsky affair had damaged her mother's reputation. Her response?

Chelsea Clinton appeared taken aback by the question, saying, "Wow, you're the first person actually that's ever asked me that question in the, I don't know maybe, 70 college campuses I've now been to, and I do not think that is any of your business."

First of all, I'd be shocked if the Clinton campaign hadn't prepped her for the possibility of a Lewinsky question. I'm guessing that this was an agreed-upon answer to the whole topic if it ever came up.

I don't feel especially sorry for Chelsea Clinton here, and I think her answer is lame. She's an adult, who has chosen to go out and campaign for her mother. She should be able to field tough questions or she shouldn't be on the campaign trail.

Also, why isn't it anyone's business? When Bill Clinton decided to fiddle with a White House intern in the Oval Office, the whole thing transcends a "private family matter".

I think it will make good PR for Hillary and her campaign to deflect questions about Bill's philandering, specifically doing so with an intern in the White House, but I think it is damaging to her reputation, and should be.

Hillary is either the most forgiving wife in the history of humankind, or she's a jaded opportunist. There aren't many other ways of reading her role in the Lewinsky debacle. By that point, Bill had cheated on her with a whole chorus line of women. You know the old saying, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me?" Well, Bill cheated on Hillary way more than twice. So that either makes her an enormous fool or a pantheon of forgiveness. I'm just not buying the latter, and I would hope that most voters wouldn't either.

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