Chelsea's Big Break

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Chelsea Clinton. (Monica Schipper/Getty Images for We Day)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- I don’t know very much about Chelsea Clinton, and haven’t really prioritized finding out more.

She seems like a solid, well-educated citizen, helps run the Clinton Foundation, married with two young kids. And she’s promoting a new book for kids, “Start Now! You Can Make a Difference.”

But in an interview with a suburban New York newspaper, Chelsea sounded like she’s taking that book title to heart, saying a run for office is “something I think about as I hope every young person thinks about it. If you care about what’s happening in the world, you have to care about running for and holding elected office.”

Really?

Aren’t there other ways of showing you care?

Not only does Chelsea seem intent on following in Mom and Dad’s footsteps, get a load of how she’d like to launch her slow, grueling apprenticeship in elective politics: “I think if someone were to step down or retire and I thought I could do a good job and it matched my talents, I’d have to think if it’s the right choice for me."

Wow!

Memo to Carolyn Maloney, the 72-year-old congresswoman where Chelsea lives, and her 68-year-old US Senator Chuck Schumer – buckle your seat belts!

All kidding aside, I was struck by Chelsea’s mention of an incumbent “stepping down” as a possible opening for herself.

Is she eyeing the oh-so-seamless appointment to fill the vacated seat route blazed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who was appointed to serve out the term of none other than Hillary Clinton when she became secretary of state? Or is her role model Carolyn Kennedy Schlossberg, who pitched for that seat on the basis of her family name?

Sorry Chelsea. But didn’t the fate of Jeb Bush and Secretary Clinton two years ago prove that dynasties are for sports, not politics anymore?

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