Former First Daughter, Chelsea Clinton, is keeping her name in play, and the elite establishment media is lapping it up like a parched hound. Since her mother flamed out in her bid for world domination and immediately went into hibernation, Chelsea has taken her rightful place in the public eye. Someone had to—the media had to be comforted with a Clinton that is of yet, unsullied. And Chelsea is the only one left.
As a relatively new mother, the case could be made that Mrs. Mezvinsky would want to spend more time with toddler Charlotte, baby Aidan, and hubby Marc — or not. In May of 2016, Mr. Mezvinsky shuttered his Greece Hedge fund. The Weekly Standard reported, “Chelsea Clinton’s husband is reportedly closing his Greek hedge fund. The news from Marc Mezvinsky comes after the fund is said to have lost 90 percent of its value.”
Don’t you just love anonymous sources? Anyway, what’s a privileged gal like Chelsea supposed to do now? Grab a cushy board appointment with Expedia, the travel giant, and get paid for sitting in on a couple of meetings a year. Well, that’s what the New York Post had to say:
The online travel giant had to increase the number of its directors from 13 to 14 in order to accommodate Clinton, according to securities filings…By bringing the 37-year-old daughter of a former president and a near-president aboard, [Chairman Barry] Diller was simply reprising the role he played in appointing Clinton to the board of IAC Interactive four years ago, where he was and still is chairman.
So, in keeping with the family tradition, our little darling Chelsea earned quite a lucrative board appointment for herself. Although Expedia wasn’t explicit in their compensation for Chelsea, The New York Post has done the math for us:
The most recent Expedia proxy puts that compensation at $295,000, consisting of a $45,000 cash retainer and $250,000 in trade-restricted stock. That’s just shy of Clinton’s $299,936 compensation — $50,000 cash and $249,936 in stock — for sitting on IAC’s board.
Of course, this is the generation that gets a prize for just showing up. Nice work if you can get it.
Apparently, Chelsea is a multi-tasker in the extreme. With her unbelievably busy schedule of attending a dozen meetings a year, she also managed to pen a children’s book along the way. Yes, that’s right, a veritable tome of stories about women who epitomize the feminist mantra, empowerment. The announcement released shock waves of liberal enthusiasm and delight that could be felt, well, somewhere, I guess.
The title is She Persisted which was named by none other than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). He had had enough of the rude antics of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) during a particularly nasty Senate confirmation hearing. “Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule,” McConnell said. “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” So, all things considered, McConnell is probably not thrilled about his part in this latest Clinton project by having his last two words of that particular hearing immortalized in such a way — but that’s politics for you.
The picture book, featuring thirteen women who persisted and changed the world will be coming to a book store near you in May of this year. (Of course, you can always pre-order with Amazon.) It would seem that if the rumors are true; that Chelsea is throwing her hat into the political arena, she isn’t following in her mother’s footsteps. Perhaps the Clinton dynasty isn’t her cup of tea. Is it possible that she is taking a kinder, gentle approach while flaunting her wifely and motherly duties? Or will genetics prevail, and we should gird ourselves in preparation for Clinton Shenanigans 2.0.
Time will tell. Until then, talking heads will gush with pride as Chelsea makes the effusive establishment media circuit to promote her book and reveal the arduous task of hiring a book illustrator. The world can then let out a collective sigh, and all will be right in the liberal bubble once again.