The above tweet and graphic somehow wended its way to Chelsea Clinton. You know: Hope of the Democratic Party Chelsea Clinton? Lifetime Impact Award winner Chelsea Clinton? Graduate of Stanford, with a masters degree from Oxford—that Chelsea Clinton?
Here is how that Chelsea Clinton responded:
Your Ethics Alarms Ethics Quiz Of The Day is…
How much public ridicule, if any, should be heaped on Chelsea for this?
“No, this is the exact hat Lincoln was wearing when he signed the Emancipation Proclamation. People forget that.”
“Nope, Lincoln was wearing that exact hat at the Theater.”
“Nope, they found a picture of Lincoln wearing a MAGA hat from the nineteenth century. No photoshop needed.”
“I remember this photo was taken at the 1856 Republican National Convention and is real.”
“It’s as real as those Bosnian snipers.”
My answer: she should be as much and as wittily as possible, as long as one agrees that similar treatment should greet one’s own brain-farts if they are especially funny, like this one is. This will be a great test of Chelsea’s character: if she can take the ribbing and laugh at herself, that will win her points with me.
If she doesn’t understand what’s wrong with the tweet, however…well, that would be a problem.