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. (Read more Chelsea Clinton stories.)

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