Chelsea Draws the Monica Query

Tells college questioner it's 'not any of your business'
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2008 10:15 AM CDT
Chelsea Clinton.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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(Newser) – “Presumably, the question had to come at some point,” write the LA Times’ Andrew Malcolm and Mark Silva, but Chelsea Clinton dealt with an audience query on Monica Lewinsky “quite neatly” yesterday. The question came at the end of an Indiana college appearance when a man asked if Bill’s notorious affair had hurt Hillary’s credibility.

“Wow,” said the former first daughter, “you’re the first person actually that’s ever asked me that question…And I do not think that is any of your business.” The crowd went wild in response—and then Chelsea said it wasn’t a good note to end on. She took one more question, on global warming, and deftly put Monica behind her.