Parents Alarmed After What Chelsea Clinton Used Elizabeth Warren to Do

Parents Alarmed After What Chelsea Clinton Used Elizabeth Warren to Do

Many Americans were seriously alarmed when they learned that Chelsea Clinton decided to author a children’s book after Elizabeth Warren’s recent Senate fiasco. This is taking things to another level, and it’s not a good level to be on.

Clinton, who hasn’t really done much in the way of proving she is worth more than her last name, has decided to author a politically themed children’s book titled, “She Persisted.” According to the Washington Free Beacon, the book was “an apparent nod” to the Feb. 7 incident on the Senate floor in which Warren was formally silenced for impugning a peer, former Sen. and now Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

According to the Free Beacon, Clinton’s illustrated book will include the stories of 13 women who have played prominent roles in American history, but so far only 12 names have been announced.

According to Entertainment Weekly, they are:

  1. escaped slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman
  2. disabled rights crusader and ACLU co-founder Helen Keller
  3. journalist Nellie Bly
  4. Native American ballerina Maria Tallchief
  5. civil rights activist Claudette Colvin
  6. labor activist Clara Lemlich
  7. civil rights activist Ruby Bridges
  8. Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to serve in both the U.S. House and Senate (and a Republican)
  9. Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut
  10. track star Florence Griffith Joyner
  11. media mogul Oprah Winfrey
  12. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Apparently, Clinton was leaving room for one more influential woman. Care to guess who that might be?

“I wrote this book for everyone who’s ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who’s ever been made to feel less than,” Clinton said in a statement, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The 13 women in ‘She Persisted’ all overcame adversity to help shape our country — sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience,” she explained. “With this book, I want to send a message to young readers around the country — and the world — that persistence is power.”

Try telling that to her mother, who persisted — twice — in running hopeless campaigns for president and never made it into power. Oh, well.

A book like this could be good for young girls, if it weren’t so obviously marketed to capitalize on the Warren controversy and not so politically charged. Showing young girls influential women throughout history is not a bad idea, but doing so in such a crass political way is simply shameless opportunism.

Of course, Chelsea Clinton is just that — a Clinton — and probably lists “shameless opportunism” as a core competency on her LinkedIn profile.

She’s also rumored to have her own political ambitions, but parents should still be alarmed that she’s trying to use American children as a market like this.

Apparently, Twitter agrees:


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