Conventional wisdom that puts Chelsea Clinton at the front of the class and Jenna Bush at the back is undergoing a makeover, as the current first daughter charms in public life while her predecessor hits the upper-crust party scene. The “closer I look, the more I like Jenna,” writes the New Republic’s T.A. Frank, and “the less I like Chelsea.”
The Bush progeny has moved on from being spotted by the New York Post doing "the butt dance;" now she’s working for UNICEF and writing prose. Meanwhile, the New York hedge-fund staffer is using “her celebrity to get herself good tables at Nobu.” Why does it matter? Because political dreams are hitched to presidential brands—and that includes the kids.