Because she’s so much better than that.
During an interview with Fast Company in April that is now being brought to light, Chelsea Clinton suggested her decision to join her parents’ charitable organization stemmed from a recognition that she just couldn’t sully herself with the mundane aspiration to make a lot of money.
From the piece:
I’ve tried really hard to care about things that were very different from my parents. I was curious if I could care about [money] on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t. That wasn’t the metric of success that I wanted in my life. I’ve talked about this to my friends who are doctors and whose parents are doctors, or who are lawyers and their parents are lawyers.
How noble of her, then to accept $600,000 per year from NBC News for a job that doesn’t appear to have cost her lots of sweat. It was have cause an identity crisis to be pulling in so much cash. I’m glad she seems to be surviving the experience.
Maybe I wouldn’t fundamentally care about money either IF THERE WEREN’T SO MANY BILLS TO PAY. Those things get my fundamental attention.
Really, these Clintons are living on a different planet. And increasingly, I’m coming to think that planet does not include the White House.