Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Monica Lewinsky is SO 1990s

When last I checked, America had all but moved on from the whole “Monicagate” thing. You’d never know this today, however, if you followed Chelsea Clinton around on her mother’s campaign trail. On at least three occasions, Clinton has yielded questions from college students regarding the infamous affair in which her father, then President Bill Clinton, engaged in “sexual relations with that woman,” intern Monica Lewinsky.

The Lewinsky scandal first resurfaced last month with the release of new documents proving that then First Lady Hilary Clinton was in the White House on multiple occasions when her husband was having sexual encounters with Lewinsky. Upon the scandal’s recent revival, the Clinton making the most headlines is neither Bill nor Hilary, but rather daughter Chelsea.

When a student at Butler University asked Chelsea about the affair’s affect on her mother’s presidential bid, she was taken aback, saying, “Wow, you're the first person actually that's ever asked me that question in the, I don't know maybe, 70 college campuses I've now been to, and I do not think that is any of your business.” But is she right? Is it our business?

One student at NC State thinks it is. Bryce Davis posed a similar question to Clinton a week later and got an equally “mind your own business” answer from her. Davis shot back by saying, ”Fortunately or unfortunately he is the president, or was president at the time so as American people, I feel that it is our business."

Chelsea has continued to be asked similar questions and continued to dodge them left and right. But who’s right? Should Chelsea be able to keep her family business to herself as we all would like to do? Or is she SOL because her father happened to be the American people’s president at the time and now her mother is hoping to do the same? Tell us what you think!


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