This might just be because I am a member of the press, but Chelsea Clinton's adamant refusal to talk to the press has been taken to extreme measures. I recently covered an event, where she spoke at a local college, and while I really liked her - more so than I like her mother - I was still turned off by her rudeness to members of the media.
I suppose, to be fair, her family has been raked through the mud enough by the media, but I feel like her attitude portrays her as more of a bigwig snob, not someone trying to respect her family's privacy. It's not like she is the one running for president. Although I'd more likely vote for her than her mother.
Just saying. Like I said, I do like her.
But I just read this snippet from an article, and it seriously blows my mind:
Strict in her ban on reporters' questions, Chelsea Clinton even rebuffed a 9-year-old "kid reporter" for Scholastic News, who tried to question her last December in Iowa.
"Do you think your dad would be a good 'first man' in the White House?" asked Sydney Rieckhoff.
"I'm sorry, I don't talk to the press and that applies to you, unfortunately. Even though I think you're cute," Clinton told the pint-sized journalist.
Really, Chelsea? A nine-year-old? You're going to shoot down a nine-year-old from Scholastic News?