When Will Someone Ask Meghan McCain About Her Father’s Affairs or Her Mother’s Drug Abuse?

Election '08

When Bill Clinton was asked on MTV during the 1992 presidential campaign whether he wore boxers or briefs, he could have done the world a favor by answering, "None of your business."

In the 2008 campaign, Clinton's daughter Chelsea, now 27, has now been asked twice to provide a justification for her father's affair with Monica Lewinsky, and has been widely criticized for answering, "None of your business."

Critics, including my colleague Trish, say that because Chelsea is out on the hustings as a surrogate for her mother, she should have had an answer prepared for this humiliating question. Knowing the Clintons, it's likely that "none of your business" was the answer the focus groups liked best.

But why should any philanderer's daughter be asked to answer for her old man's inability to keep his zipper shut? If there ever was a question that deserved to be ducked, it's "What do you think about your dad's extramarital affair?"

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