Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Does Chelsea Clinton think work is a four-letter word?

Sen. Hillary Clinton took a swipe at her daughter's profession today at an economic roundtable discussion at a restaurant in Parma, Ohio, suggesting wealthy investment bankers and hedge fund managers on Wall Street aren't doing real 'work.'

The former first lady's daughter, Chelsea Clinton, works for New York-based hedge fund Avenue Capital Group. She previously worked in New York for McKinsey & Company, her first job after graduating with her master's degree from Oxford University.

Hillary does not hide her disapproval.

It's not the first time Clinton has taken a swipe against her daughter's profession. Campaigning in Wisconsin yesterday, Clinton railed against hedge funds as Chelsea sat off to the side.

Indeed, it's not the first time or the second time - apparently Hillary really thinks Chelsea is a worthless loafer:

In 2006 the AP reported that Hillary had to apologize to Chelsea for saying , young people have a sense of entitlement after growing up in a "culture that has a premium on instant gratification.".

After telling an audience that young people today "think work is a four-letter word," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said she apologized to her daughter.

Hillary really should learn to be less derisive of her daughter's vocation. Surely she knows that it's impossible for Chelsea to follow in her footsteps after all that backbreaking work she did in the cattle futures market. Give the poor girl a break!

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