Chelsea Clinton runs over those running-for-Congress rumors
Chelsea Clinton, what exactly are you up to?
As media outlets speculate and analyze her recent words and actions, the former first daughter's camp has quashed at least one rumor: Chelsea Clinton is not running for Congress.
"This is 100% false," spokesman Matt McKenna told the New York Daily News.
And yet ... and yet ... to some Chelsea is still a puzzle that must be solved. She joined the board of Barry Diller's IAC part-time, accompanied Dad onstage at his 65th birthday at the Hollywood Bowl, interviewed Mom at the Clinton Global Initiative. "It seems like she's gearing up for something," the Washington Post offered.
Might "something" be simply finishing that doctorate? Clinton is working toward her doctoral degree at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, which would seem clear evidence that she's gearing up to be a public servant.
Just not yet (see above).
Pushing Chelsea into "next logical" roles started a while back. She and Marc Mezvinsky got married last summer, so of course baby rumors followed. He wants one, she doesn't. No, wait, she wants one. We know one thing for certain: Bill and Hillary Clinton want one.
Grandpa Bill made that clear in January. While he was at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, he was asked what he'd like to get done in the next decade:
I'd like to live, I'd like to be a grandfather. I have nothing to do with that achievement, but I would like it. I would like to have a happy wife and she won’t be unless she’s a grandmother. It’s something she wants more than she wanted to be president.
So, young lady, just be careful not to kill your father or break your mother's heart. No pressure.
Photo: Chelsea Clinton in 2004. Credit: Mannie Garcia / Reuters