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Saturday, July 26, 2014

"How a 'weird' Chelsea Clinton is getting in on the family business"

An interesting -- and illuminative -- article in the NY Post about what Chelsea Clinton is really like. The part about how she tried to squeeze Teneo is particularly revealing.

I'd never given Chelsea much thought, and had only been vaguely aware of her as the royal offspring. But when you think about it, there's really no reason she would have turned out any different from the way this article depicts her, given her parentage.


Anonymous said...

She sounds greedy for money, being good at speaking without really saying anything. I was hoping that she had turned out differently than she has. Having politicians for parents has not been a good thing for Chelsea, especially parents who are dishonest, corrupt, etc., lacking a moral compass. How can they guide her properly - they're hypocrites. I guess their parenting style might have been: do as we say, not as we do.


John Craig said...

Birdie --
I'd never thought about it before, but I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised to read that article. She to that ability to speak without saying anything from her mother, who just wrote an entire book in which she seems to have said nothing revealing. And as far as the sense of entitlement when it comes to money, she seems to have gotten that from both parents. (Although I suppose if I were offered 75k a pop to give speeches, I wouldn't turn it down either.)

I thought it was quite illuminating to hear the opinions of her from Democrats who'd worked with her parents. They seemed to despise her.

Anonymous said...

So, her father is a sociopath, her mother looks like a clinical narcissist(exploitative, little/no empathy, but more controlled than her husband). I don't think Chelsea herself is a sociopath, but she could well be NPD, like her mom. Does that sound about right?

John Craig said...

Anon --
Your analysis is exactly right. Hillary, as slippery and dishonest as she is, IS more controlled than Bill, and she doesn't have the charm of a sociopath either. Plus, as self-serving as all of her actions are, she doesn't exhibit Bill's false emotionality. So, yes, NPD is exactly right. And I guess the jury is still somewhat out on Chelsea, but NPD sounds about right there too.