Here you go...from an article on MSNBC's web site - apparently taken from an interview with Clinton regarding the weekend's developments...
"The senator said she had sent letter to NBC in response to comments made by MSNBC's David Shuster about her daughter. "I am a mom first and a candidate second, and I found the remarks incredibly offensive. You know, I can take whatever comes my way. That's part of what I signed up for as a candidate, as an officeholder. But I think that there's been a troubling pattern of comments and behavior that has to be held accountable. So I have sent a letter to the head of NBC expressing the deep offense that I took and pointing out what has been a troubling pattern of demeaning treatment and I would expect appropriate action to be taken," she said."
Now that I've cooled off a little from my original rant, I can add these comments.
I would be absolutely livid if someone even remotely hinted that my actions or my daughter's actions related to prostitution. I will grant Clinton the right to state she is a mother first and a candidate second.
However, my earlier critique stands unaltered. As a candidate she had to know that someone, somewhere, was going to make Chelsea an issue if she (Clinton) used Chelsea as a surrogate speaker. And by placing Chelsea in that position she was certainly using her daughter. I should have made it a little more clear, but "pimp" is certainly an offensive term.
But Clinton cannot claim innocence, and her comments listed above only prove my thought - they knew before hand how to handle this "crisis" and the fact that it happened came as neither a shock nor a disappointment to the Clintonistas. She has sounded out the wounded mother routine to perfection. Where have we heard this before?