This is from Chelsea Clinton. She got the question again about Monica Lewinsky. This was at North Carolina, Chapel Hill, at a campaign event. The student said, ‘Last week you were asked a question about how the Monica Lewinsky scandal affected your mom. You responded, saying that it was none of that person’s business. And I’d like to briefly say, whether or not it’s our business and why that’s so.’
CHELSEA: It’s none of your business.
MALE STUDENT: Right. But I would like to know, because unfortunately, he was president of the United States at that time and so, as the American people, I feel it’s our business.
CHELSEA: Sir, I respectfully disagree. I think that that is something that is personal to my family. I’m sure there are things that are personal to your family that you don’t think are anyone else’s business, either. (applause) But also — also, on a larger point, I don’t think you should vote for or against my mother because of my father.
RUSH: Now, let me weigh in on this. Chelsea is not the one to ask about this. I mean, if she doesn’t want to talk about it, that’s fine and dandy. I know some people say, ‘Hey, she’s 30 years old, she’s out there campaigning, and if she’s going to go out and campaign she’s gotta be able to answer the questions.’ The person this question needs to be asked of is Hillary, and the second person — you know who’s getting a total pass on this question? — is Bill Clinton. If there was somebody in the whole Clinton campaign who needs to be asked this question, it would be Bill Clinton. ‘What does it say about your wife, the way you’ve blamed the vast right-wing conspiracy when everybody knew that there was no vast right-wing conspiracy, that you found Monica, you brought her in there with the pizza deliveries,’ and blah, blah, blah. We all know the rest, which is history. I understand students want the titillating answers, but there’s a better question to ask Chelsea Clinton.
Now, look, I know some of you are saying, ‘But wait! But wait, Rush. Judgment, this is. We’re talking about a president of the United States potentially here, Hillary Clinton, you know, her judgment and so forth.’ Fine. Somebody ought to ask Chelsea, ‘What do you think of your mom’s handling of national health care that failed abysmally in 1993?’ If any of you are students out there within the sound of my wonderful and deep resonant voice and you have a chance to ask Chelsea Clinton a question, try keeping it on policy. If you want to dig the Clintons or if you want to put ’em under the microscope, ask her about her thoughts on her mom’s botching of health care in 1993 and why she’s qualified to try it again when it didn’t work the first time. Then if you want to find out about how Hillary dealt with Monica Lewinsky, ask Bill, or ask Hillary. You know, Chelsea’s… I don’t know. You might want her to answer this, but I think there are better questions that could still just as easily get to the lack of competence and judgment of her mother, as this Lewinsky question could.