It is one thing to request that the press respect your privacy when growing up in the highest profile family in the land, but quite another to ignore the media when you clearly and openly advocate a political position. And to ignore a innocent 9-year old reporter is bad form!
No Press -- Mommy's Orders?
According to the Associated Press...
"VINTON, Iowa (AP) - It's one thing for Hillary Rodham 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 Rieckhoff, 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?" Sydney 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.
"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."
According to Sydney's mother...
"I like her position on family values and health care. And I think it's time we have a female president," Robyn Rieckhoff said.
Arrogance, Fear or Message Control?
Anyone old enough to campaign for a politician should have the guts to honestly answer any question which is not openly insulting or which carries a loaded or controversial meaning. Given that the Clintons are routinely bashed in the press and that Hillary is one scary character, it may be that Chelsea is afraid to answer even a simple question. I would hate to think she is so arrogant as to have adopted her mother's attitude that she need not make herself available to the broadest spectrum of the media to get elected.
Hillary: I don't answer questions?
Hillary, like all of the other candidates, often refuses to answer questions or simply provides a response which has nothing to do with the question that was being asked. Rude or not, this is the way most politicians behave.
However, no candidate running for the presidency has so severely limited press access to a broad segment of the media. Especially while her husband, Boss Clinton, continues to stonewall the release of Hillary's papers while the First Lady.
What can YOU do?
Do not vote for any candidate who refuses to be accountable to all of the media. We cannot afford to elect a "polished and perfected image," only to find out that the person who was elected was not the person we thought that we had elected.
There is no precedent for a "dual presidency" and if Hillary requires Bill's help to function, then she should not be elected to this nation's top office.
Do not vote for any candidate who will do or say anything to gain office.
Do not vote for someone who will increase the hyper-partisanship and polarization of the government and the American people.
Do not vote for someone who claims experience by marriage is a significant factor in a political race any more than you would invest in a company run by the ex-CEO's secretary.
Do not vote for someone who has a demonstrable history of causing chaos and corruption and who spent most of her time defending her husband against "bimbo" eruptions.
Do not vote for any candidate or current politician who is willing to subvert the safety, security, sovereignty and economic strength of the United States or limit an individual's right of self-defense for personal power, prestige or profits.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS