I’ve scanned the net, looking for some item to expound upon – something that’s not depressing to the point of just putting me back to sleep for about ten years. The news is all terrible. The nation is in a self-destructive nose dive. The politically correct COIN madness continues in Afghanistan. Eric Holder is in the Bahamas, or somewhere. President Obama’s over in Bali, or is it Australia? The Occupy Movement is going into turf war mode in NYC.
But, finally, I did find something that warmed my heart. A couple of days ago Rush Limbaugh talked about Chelsea Clinton landing a big job with NBC’s Brian Williams. Now, here’s a noteworthy story, especially if you’re a believer in working hard, paying your dues and reaping your just rewards after years of becoming proficient in your trade. This is truly the American Dream, home town girl makes good, magical story come true. Rush says, in part:
…Now, Chelsea Clinton has never done an interview — and during the campaign, she refused to do an interview. Her mother’s campaign. She’s not done it. She hates the media. When she’s been on the campaign plane, she won’t talk to the media — and now she’s been hired by the media. Now, the media at the New York Times, the Washington Post, they’re all ticked off about this. I’ve got the story. They’re very, very upset about it. But Brian Williams — she has been hired by NBC, she’s gonna appear on an ongoing feature segment on the NBC Nightly News. As I said yesterday: “How does Luke Russert feel about this?” Because no matter how he feels what can he say?..
Ah, but remember, this is the United States, where all good things are possible.
Last night during Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN, the host of Rock Center, Brian Williams, was the guest. Piers Morgan said, “I think she’d be terrific.” This is about Chelsea. “And for all the reasons that you just said. It’s an inspired appointment. But there will be journalistic critics who will just say this is further evidence of news networks dumbing down? It’s the “celebrification,” if you like, of news, conventional news journalism. What would you say to that, Mr. Williams?”
What a silly question. How can the man even entertain a thought like that?
WILLIAMS: I can’t wait to hear her voice and her viewpoint and I would remind everybody that there was were kerfuffle about Tim Russert’s resume. “Oh, my goodness, he worked for, uhh, a couple elected Democrats,” and what that nicely left out was Tim Russert’s talent and intellect and ability to call them down the middle…
Good comeback, there, Brian. This is so exciting, to see a poor kid come from nowhere and claw her way up the ladder right to the top of the world of television journalism. It’s truly the American Dream. Hell, maybe this could happen for my grandson. If Chelsea can do it, against all the odds, why can’t he? Is this a great country, or what?
…This is simply the communications arm of the Democrat Party (which is NBC and the media) preparing Chelsea to get her some television experience. You need television to get anywhere in politics. You have to be good on television to get anywhere, and this is simply the preparatory period for her Chelsea Clinton to eventually run for the Senate in New York at some point or whatever state that they think she can move to and win that will allow that, like New York does.
Aww, now doggone it, Rush. Yer bustin’ my bubble here. Give the kid a break. She’s worked long and hard to get where she is, hasn’t she? And who’s Luke Russert, anyway?