Saturday, February 9, 2008

The infamous "pimping" comment we all heard about...

You didn't hear about the latest political hullabaloo?

"Clinton communications director Howard Wolfson excoriated MSNBC's David Shuster on Friday for suggesting that the Clinton campaign had "pimped out" 27-year-old Chelsea by having her place phone calls to celebrities and Democratic Party "superdelegates" on her mother's behalf.

Wolfson called Shuster's comment "beneath contempt" and disgusting. "I, at this point, can't envision a scenario where we would continue to engage in debates on that network," he added."

I dislike the Clintons.
With that out of the way...

I see nothing wrong with a child (child? She is 28 years old!) working actively to help out her parent in the family business. That the family business involves becoming a president of the USA is beside the point.

Chelsea Clinton gave a few speeches at a few venues. Oh the horror! Obviously, she is now a "whore" because her mom "pimped" her out?

Is that how I am supposed to read this man's distasteful "pimping" comment?

Because that is how I see it.

And for the record, Chelsea - what she did and is doing is entirely normal. Nothing wrong with supporting your parent in a business - whether a mom and pop store or in a campaign for president.

And if Chelsea is not a "whore" for helping out her mom, what in the English language is an even worse word for the crowds of propaganda pundits and "experts" on TV day in and day out who speak on issues depending on how their bosses tell them too? How their think tanks tell them to speak?

What is the name for those people? (English is my 2nd language -AG)


From the above Star Telegram article: "Shuster apologized on the air for his comment. MSNBC said he has been temporarily suspended from appearing on all NBC news broadcasts except to offer his apology."

A good start to clean up the media.

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