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Monday, February 11, 2008

Pimping Chelsea Clinton

[Major Update below] 2/11/08

Original post posted on 2/08/08
NewsBusters provides the transcript of David Shuster's pimping Chelsea remarks.

Here is the video, found at YouTube, it is short and sweet.

DAVID SHUSTER: Bill, there's just something a little bit unseemly to me that Chelsea's out there calling up celebrities, saying support my mom, and she's apparently also calling these super delegates.

BILL PRESS: Hey, she's working for her mom. What's unseemly about that? During the last campaign, the Bush twins were out working for their dad. I think it's great, I think she's grown up in a political family, she's got politics in her blood, she loves her mom, she thinks she'd make a great president --

SHUSTER: But doesn't it seem like Chelsea's sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?

Clinton got on her high horse about the fact that someone on MSNBC dared call her out on PIMPING OUT HER DAUGHTER, and they threatened to not do anymore debates on MSNBC.

So, of course, Shuster had to offer Queen Hillary an on air apology:

You know how we ran this clip of women from The View; Chelsea Clinton had called them. Last night on Tucker's show we ran the same clip, and out of that I said a lot of things about Chelsea. I praised her and said Americans should be proud of her. I know Mike Huckabee has praised the Clintons for how they've raised her. The fact of the matter is all of us, everybody loved Chelsea Clinton. We also talked about the fact that Chelsea Clinton, as the campaign has acknowledged, she's making calls to these super-delegates to help her mom get the nomination, which can be the unseemly side of politics. Last night I used a phrase, some slang about her efforts. I didn't think that people would take it literally, but some people have, and to the extent that people feel I was being perjorative about the actions of Chelsea Clinton making these phone calls, to the extent that people feel I was being perjorative, I apologize for that. I should have seen people would see it that way. I'm sorry.

Stop the ACLU has the video of Shuster apologizing and asks why is he apologizing?

But of course that wasn't bending over and taking it hard enough for MSNBC because after all, this IS Hillary Clinton and if she wants to pimp her daughter out after spending years protecting her and keeping from the limelight of Bill and Hillary scandal after scanadal....well, MSNBC shouldn't actually MENTION it....when will they learn?

So, MSNBC bends over a little more and takes it a little harder and suspends Shuster on top of his apology.

Some people just have NO sense of humor, I tell ya!!!

For the record Hillary- If you are gonna USE your daughter and put her out there, people ARE going to mention it and call it like they see.

Perhaps you should have though about that before PIMPING YOUR DAUGHTER, huh?

[Update] Where was Hillary Clinton's "outrage" when Keith Olberman used the pimping remark in relation to General Petraeus?

Email from Robert reminds us:

Dissed Petraeus.
Dissed Petraeus.
Story Bottom
February 11, 2008 -- WASHINGTON - MSNBC's "pimp" flap got nastier yesterday as bloggers dug up a clip of one of the cable network's top talking heads using the prostitution analogy on-air last year.
But Keith Olbermann, the network's chief left-wing Doberman, didn't suffer the same fate as suspended correspondent David Shuster when he accused President Bush last September of "pimping" the commander of US forces in Iraq.
"In pimping General David Petraeus and in the violation of everything this country has been assiduously and vigilantly against for 220 years, you have tried to blur the gleaming radioactive demarcation between the military and the political," Olbermann said in a Sept. 20, 2007, rant entitled "Your Hypocrisy is So Vast."
On Friday, the cable network suspended Shuster after Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign complained that he said Chelsea was being "pimped out" by the campaign.

So for everyone that has been commenting that Hillary had some sort of right to be outraged about the Chelsea remark.

Where was her outrage, or for that matter YOURS when Keith Olberman made the same remark about General Petraeus?