Chelsea Thesis May Clarify Hillary's Role in Irish Peace

But Clintons won't release Stanford doc
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 6, 2008 2:45 PM CDT
Chelsea Clinton laughs as she listens to a question from a student at York College in York, Pa., during a campaign stop for her mother Hillary Rodham Clinton's bid for the White House.    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – While Hillary Clinton stands accused of exaggerating her part in the 1998 Irish peace process, the answer might lie in an unlikely 150-page document—Chelsea Clinton's senior thesis from Stanford. Only problem? No one seems to know where it's gone, Newsweek reports, and a Clinton spokesman warns it was "written to satisfy an academic requirement—not media curiosity."

Stanford's library doesn't have a copy on file; Chelsea's academic adviser does, but can't release it without her permission. Bill Clinton—Chelsea's chief thesis consultant—may have actually set back the peace process when he granted a visa to Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams. And while her mother did help Ulster women's groups, ultimately neither Clinton was present at the negotiating table.