Monday, December 31, 2007

Would Bill Clinton Be A Good "First Man" in The White House

Sydney Rieckoff, a fourth grader and reporter for Scholastic News posed this question to Chelsea Clinton. "Do you think your dad would be a good 'first man' in the White House?" Chelsea’ response was "I'm sorry, I don't talk to the press and that applies to you, unfortunately. Even though I think you're cute."

Apparently, the Clintons have a gag order on 27-year-old Chelsea to not talk to reporters, even 9 year old reporters. However, she is allowed to take photo ops and stand tall next to her mom on the campaign trail. Leave it to a pint sized fourth grader to ask a question that her adult journalistic peers should be asking the Clintons.

Would Bill Clinton be a good “first man” in the White House? Ms. Rieckoff’s question goes to one of the fundamental reasons people either support Hillary or oppose Hillary as President. If Hillary Clinton wasn’t the wife of Democrat icon Bill Clinton, would people even taken her candidacy serious? This two for one approach to Hillary’s campaign is appealing to those who want Bill back in the White House and is driving the rest of the country up a tree, who found Bill Clintons personal behavior in the White House to be inappropriate at the least and criminal at the worst.

Here are a few follow-up questions to Sidney’s brilliant question.

1. Mrs. Clinton, not withstanding being the first lady and Bill Clinton’s wife, what are your credentials to be President?
2. Mrs. Clinton how do you respond to those critics that say the only reason people are supporting you is because they want your husband back in the White House?
3. Mrs. Clinton, as President what will you do if your husband once again acts
inappropriate while the White House ?
4. Mrs. Clinton, if elected what exactly will be your husband’s role in the White House?
5. What specific policies if any do you not support President Bill Clinton on?

I think the American people have the right to know what exactly they are getting in this two for one sale job the Clinton’s are purporting. Sydney Rieckoff deserves the Journalistic of the Year Award for the most outstanding question. Her parents ought to allow her an extra scoop of ice cream and the so-called professional journalist need to take a lesson from Sydney about reporting.

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