Chelsea Jabs Limbaugh for Dog Dig
It's good to have certain enemies: Clinton
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2012 1:11 AM CDT
Updated Apr 3, 2012 1:50 AM CDT
Chelsea Clinton got past being compared to a dog at the age of 13 with the help of a 'thick skin," she said on a panel supporting Sandra Fluke.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh was uncharacteristically unprovocative yesterday despite getting a dressing down from Chelsea Clinton for the time he compared her to a dog. Clinton spoke out last week in support of another victim of Limbaugh's acid tongue, Sandra Fluke, who was branded a slut by him for backing health insurance for contraception, reports ABC News. "We've both been attacked by Rush Limbaugh," Clinton said in a recent panel discussion. "She's 30, I was 13." At the time, Limbaugh showed a photo of the first daughter on his TV program and said: “Socks is the White House cat. But did you know there is also a White House dog?”

Chelsea said she got past the incident with the "survival skill" of a "thick skin," adding: “I also believe if you have the right type of enemies you’re doing something correct.” Mom Hillary told MSNBC yesterday that "we need to call people out when they go over the line." Not a peep—yet—from Limbaugh.

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Apr 3, 2012 6:30 PM CDT
Let me tell you guys a thing or two about women. I am 68 years old and I have a 39 year old son. So I am well aware of how some woman act and speak today. But it wasn't always that way. In the past you held things to yourself. You got home and then thought of all the things you wanted to say to that S.O.B, whether it was a man or a woman. Now a days it takes a split second, at times even for me, to rebuke anything and retaliate. I applaud Chelsea and all of these women for finally learning to speak up. We are Women! We are intelligent! Don't ever tell us what we must do. And don't ever humiliate us. Remember your mother is a Woman too!!!!
Apr 3, 2012 9:59 AM CDT
Chelsea read something in Rush's statement, that wasn't so. -- Rush did not specifically call Chelsea a dog. -- Rush didn't call Chelsea a dog, he was referring to her mom, and he wasn't talking about her, the ugly puppy, as the dog. -- She has a big inferiority complex. ------- REALLY
Apr 3, 2012 9:16 AM CDT
Chelsea is a very intelligent and beautiful young lady. She is not like the Palin girls, spreading their legs and becoming famous for it.