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Chelsea: I Don’t Fundamentally Care About Money

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.

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38 Responses to Chelsea: I Don’t Fundamentally Care About Money

  1. Chelsea should always wear a life jacket for interviews. Both she and her mother have a tendency to drown in their own ‘gene’ pool.

  2. Poor thing has that 10 million dollar apt to support.

    About that “charitable” organization, I read that Bill has a penthouse apt in one of his office buildings which I guess is supported by his charity?

    • Yep. I find it funny how those that have always act like it’s not so great and blah, blah, blah. Not having to worry about what all of us normal people worry about must be tough.

  3. Of course she doesn’t worry about making money, or having money. She’s never been without money, never been without someone to open the door for her, never been hungry, never had less than the best American goods money can buy, and never had to work for her keep.

    Unless her elderly, frail parents foolishly purchase islands for their personal use, or invest in Nigerian royalty, her financial future is looking good.
    Lucky girl.

    • It’s all a big crapshoot, isn’t it? That’s why this equality thing is such a hoot. I heard Himself on MoJoe saying if a woman was not happy, a man wasn’t, or the kids. Paid time off for the upper classes, I guess, keeps America “happy.” Happy wife, happy life. Well, men can be plenty happy when women aren’t–they watch sports, women wrestle the kids into the tub. I wonder if he knows most hourly employees don’t even get paid vacays.

  4. Different planet? Yep, Uranus! The whole bunch is so deluded, and filled with flights of fancy that they are to the point where they couldn’t find their own rear ends (cleaned that one up) with both hands on a bright, sunny day.

    When NASA finally does launch a manned mission to Mars, the entire Clinton clan needs to be on board. Let the Martians deal with them.

    • What is it about liberals when they speak, or write – it is all so very fundamentally gibberish and what the heck, I might as well throw in the metric of it. Ha ha. I really prefer that they would speak more clearly. Today I was watching some of the stuff coming out of DC. What a hoot. There was a woman that was with the IRS, and she spoke that funny DC gibberish too. OR maybe it is just me, living in Huntington Beach! I do not know anyone who talks like these people. Perhaps it is called bureaucratese.

  5. Good grief, the Clintons are so incredibly tone deaf! But, hey, let them keep yapping about how poor they are and how little money means to them. Nobody’s buying it.

  6. She lives in a $10 million apartment in NYC, somewhere around the Flatiron district. I assume she’d really rather be living in some lower middle-class neighborhood.

  7. Remember the heat George H. W. Bush took when he marveled at the scanner at the cashier of a grocery store. Funny how the Clintons are far more overtly out of touch and there is no backlash in the media.

  8. People who come from money or have money never seem to worry or think too much about money. And they tend to be liberal, that is, let’s give away everyone’s money but my own.

  9. Chelsea certainly is a chip off the old block! She just happens to be
    the heir apparent to the family business. Her name was just added in Janiary to her mother’s brand new campaign slush fund – The Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Foundation. They couldn’t be more subtle had they put a notice in the NYT.

    The reports are that Chelsea is spending most of her time at the new foundation headquarters in NY where she is learning the ins and outs of running the family business. She will never make it in politics – she has the personality of a wall…and she is not very bright.

    I wonder if these people (Obama included) realize that talking about money (their personal worth) is very tacky and declasse. It is considered a faux pas in ‘polite circles’. Those that have it (Mitt Romney) don’t flaunt it.

  10. Don’t you just love it when you hear someone like her talk about her disinterest in money, someone who lives in a $10M+ penthouse in NYC and whose parents are worth more than $100M in addition to the $200M value of their Foundation? I think any one of us here would just love to get paid $50K/month for doing nothing, how about it?

  11. “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.”

    Golly, Chelsea’s been trying to share her good Clinton values with her money-grubbing peers.

    $600,000 a year? What a dream job that would be in my world.

  12. oh, this is just delicious. maybe Chelsea’s idiocy shouldn’t reflect poorly on Hillary, but I’m afraid it does.

    I can only wonder what Bill Clinton thinks of his foot-in-mouth family.

    • When asked if he was worried about young Chelsea becoming sexually active, Bill just replied “no, she just lays there like her mama”.