Better 1st Kid: Chelsea or Jenna?

Ms. Clinton’s stock drops even as Ms. Bush’s rises
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2007 3:03 PM CST

(Newser) – 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.