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April 25, 2017

Rising Star and National Treasure Chelsea Clinton is a Rising Star and National Treasure.
Repeat Until the Savage American Public Believes You.

Even the leftwing Vanity Fair has had it up to its neck with the constant media promotion of this Black Hole of Negative Charisma and Achievement.

She manages to mix her mother's narcissism with her father's... well, what can we say she got from her actual father?

Let's say she got her father's ambiguity and tawdry mystery.

Like tribesmen laying out a sacrifice to placate King Kong, news outlets continue to make offerings to the Clinton gods. In The New York Times alone, Chelsea has starred in multiple features over the past few months: for her tweeting (it's become "feisty"), for her upcoming book (to be titled She Persisted), and her reading habits (she says she has an "embarrassingly large" collection of books on her Kindle).

Humblebrag. Not really a grumbleflaunt because she's not making a complaint; she's just trying to disguise her brag as some kind of cutesy self-deprecation.

With Chelsea's 2015 book, It's Your World, now out in paperback, the puff pieces in other outlets -- Elle, People, etc. -- are too numerous to count.

One wishes to calm these publications: You can stop this now. Haven't you heard that the great Kong is no more? Nevertheless, they've persisted. At great cost: increased Chelsea exposure is tied closely to political despair and, in especially intense cases, the bulk purchasing of MAGA hats. So let's review: How did Chelsea become such a threat?

Perhaps the best way to start is by revisiting some of Chelsea's major post-2008 forays into the public eye. Starting in 2012, she began to allow glossy magazines to profile her, and she picked up speed in the years that followed. The results were all friendly in aim, and yet the picture that kept emerging from the growing pile of Chelsea quotations was that of a person accustomed to courtiers nodding their heads raptly. Here are Chelsea's thoughts on returning to red meat in her diet: "I'm a big believer in listening to my body's cravings." On her time in the "fiercely meritocratic" workplace of Wall Street: "I was curious if I could care about [money] on some fundamental level, and I couldn't." On her precocity: "They told me that my father had learned to read when he was three. So, of course, I thought I had to too. The first thing I learned to read was the newspaper." Take that, Click, Clack, Moo.


Chelsea, people were quietly starting to observe, had a tendency to talk a lot, and at length, not least about Chelsea. But you couldn't interrupt, not even if you're on TV at NBC, where she was earning $600,000 a year at the time. "When you are with Chelsea, you really need to allow her to finish," Jay Kernis, one of Clinton's segment producers at NBC, told Vogue. "She's not used to being interrupted that way."

Sounds perfect for a dating profile: I speak at length, and you really need to let me finish. I'm not used to interruptions.

What comes across with Chelsea, for lack of a gentler word, is self-regard of an unusual intensity.

Read the whole thing. He's tired of her.

Many people have become increasingly annoyed at the media's relentless Public Relations effort on Chelsea Clinton's behalf. The Hill's motto should just be "Chelsea Clinton's vapid tweets are our news." But there are so many outlets that just pump out Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea all day long.

Nice Deb has noticed that Chelsea Clinton is deploying the "Goodness gracious!" with tedious repetitiveness to make her sound "authentic" and "folksy." One wonders how many millions of dollars were spent on Public Image Consultants and Brand Psychology Experts to choose the right catchphrase to make Chelsea Clinton sound "authentic."

Or to make a woman who's always lived in a state capital, national capital, or financial capital, and only attended the finest schools of the elite, sound "folksy."

She also seems to be saying "Bless her heart," despite being as Southern as Polaris.

And see PJ Media's Daily Morning Update (third item) to see Chelsea Clinton's odd way of denying she's running for any office.

She seems to deny she's running for anything with great relish, as if she's very pleased to have been asked, and would like you to ask her more.

She also has a tendency to say she's not running for any office, and then list the many possible offices she could run for, but is not, currently, running for. Yet.

Like so:

"I really am constantly surprised by the stories of me running for, fill in the blank--Congress, Senate, City Council, the presidency. I really find this all rather hysterical, because I've been asked this question a lot throughout my life, and the answer has never changed."

It's a very well-known DC ploy for people to "float" their own names for some high office. If there are "reports" that Relative Nobody is "being considered" for Secretary of Defense or State, there's a good chance that that person floated her name herself, or her political operatives did.

In order to be elected to office, people have to first find you plausible as a holder of that office.

And one way to do that is to frequently get yourself talked about in relation to holding that office, so that, by dint of repetition, people simply accept that you are a plausible candidate -- after all, they've heard you associated with that office a thousand times already. You've hacked their brains to associate you with elective office.

Hillary Clinton, I'm very certain, did this herself -- Clinton had barely been in office a year before the topic of Hillary becoming the next president were bubbling through the media with some regularity.

And it got her pretty far -- she got a Consolation Senate seat, came close to winning the nomination once, and won it the next time out.

No one is seriously considering Chelsea Clinton for any office, except Chelsea Clinton herself, the career Clinton Permanent Bureaucracy which now finds itself not quite sure what to do with all its free time or how to make rent, and the media that desperately needs some ray of hope to soothe their Trump Anxiety Disorder.

TAD!


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