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Is Chelsea Clinton Too Much Of A "Reg" To Help Her Mom's Campaign?

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A column in yesterday's Washington Post advances the critique the media has been trying to articulate ever since she refused to give an interview to that nine-year-old reporter, which is to say: Chelsea Clinton, despite having visited 119 college campuses in 37 states and flown 73,000 miles on behalf of her mom's bid for the presidency, is not really doing much because she is boring and bland and does not seem at all like someone you'd want to drink with. I generally find this true; while Meghan McCain talks about how she didn't vote for Jenna Bush's dad and Jenna Bush talks about how she's probably not voting for Meghan's dad, the most interesting thing I can say for Chelsea is that she donned this ridiculous getup last weekend and attended the Kentucky Derby, where a bunch of horses died. Essentially, Chelsea Clinton is a "reg" and that's the problem with her.

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She's got a boring hedge fund job, she worked at McKinsey before that, she keeps herself discreet and reserved, she represses all outward signs of personality, she speaks in a very soft voice. Her hair is always well-highlighted and groomed. The best CD she owns is probably by Radiohead. We all know the type. There's nothing wrong with it. It's just not what we're looking for right now.

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Rooo sez BISH PLZ

@SarahMC: I hate to force you to think about it, but really — think about it. We are NOT a nation of policy wonks.

America, both in chronological comparison to African, European, and Asian nations, and in psychology, is an adolescent country. With the concomitant beers, drooling on boobs, and short attention span.

@Sodypop: Good on you for finding that picture. It's not what she's wearing, it's how she's wearing it. The color is exactly right for her, and she doesn't have time for a lot of Pilates class right now, I'm sure, so I'd say tweak the foundation garments to pull the bust up and shoulders back, and tilt the picture hat so it's - ironically - at the same angle as the lady behind her, but shows more of her face.

And a d'Orsay pump either in the blue that matches the dress, or a lighter beige than the current shoe.

There now. All better.

P.S. Wherever she decides to run for national office, I think I'm moving there.